Nelson nursery school in line for cash bonanza

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A NELSON nursery school and children’s centre has been selected as one of the finalists for satellite television Nick Jr’s Help Dora Help Campaign.

The Walton Lane centre is one of five shortlsted nurseries in the initiative, which is supported by The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts and designed to support nurseries and preschools in their educational curriculum.

And it is in line to win a £20,000 prize, with the winner being decided by members of the public that vote at

“Putting the bid together has provided opportunities for teamwork across the centre and whole community,” said headteacher Audrey Wilson. “We are thrilled to have been chosen as finalists. The children have a real interest in mini beasts and enjoyed the range of activities which led to creation of our entry.”

If selected as the recipient of the £20,000 bursary, Walton Lane will use the Help Dora Help award to develop a nature trail as well as create a bug hotel out of recycled resources so that pupils can increase their knowledge of mini beasts, nature and conservation. The centre would also use the award to purchase resources such as outdoor clothing, books, binoculars and magnifying glasses.

Voting is now open to decide which finalist will receive the award. Voting is open to anyone within the UK and voters can take a look at all five finalists and learn more about their submission at Voting is open until November 2nd.