Hitchin nursery kids’ sponsored run for Autism Awareness Week

York Road Nursery School take part in a fun run for autism. Picture: DANNY LOO

York Road Nursery School take part in a fun run for autism. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Youngsters at a Hitchin nursery have marked Autism Awareness Week with a sponsored run.

York Road Nursery School take part in a fun run for autism. Picture: DANNY LOO

York Road Nursery School take part in a fun run for autism. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

The kids at York Road Nursery School ran on Monday to raise money to buy an inflatable trampoline.

Teacher Ruth Cotterill said: “This will give children with autism, and other children too at York Road Nursery, the sensory experience to help with their learning and improve fitness.”

York Road Nursery School take part in a fun run for autism. Picture: DANNY LOO

York Road Nursery School take part in a fun run for autism. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Head Diane Frainer said the run had also helped raised awareness of World Autism Week among children and parents. “Everyone joined in with the run and had a great time,” she added.

The nursery has just been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted inspectors for the fourth time. To mark the occasion, artist Kim Raymont – whose four children went to the nursery, and who was formerly a governor – created a litho print of its grounds.

Artist Kim Raymont presents her print of the York Road Nursery School grounds to four-year-old Eliss

Artist Kim Raymont presents her print of the York Road Nursery School grounds to four-year-old Elissia Pilch and three-year-old Nathaniel Mounana. Picture: York Road Nursery School - Credit: Archant

The nursery is set to hold its summer fête on July 7 this year. Mrs Frainer said everyone from the community is welcome.

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