Yellow garden party at Wellingborough nursery to remember ‘remarkable’ teacher

Croyland Nursery pupils enjoy a yellow themed memorial day for former teacher Sue Robinson
Croyland Nursery pupils enjoy a yellow themed memorial day for former teacher Sue Robinson

Pupils and staff at a Wellingborough nursery school brought some extra sunshine to the school day as they held a yellow-themed celebration in memory of a “remarkable” teacher who worked at the school for almost 30 years.

Sue Robinson joined Croyland Nursery School as a student before becoming an early years practitioner and worked with children aged two to four.

Croyland Nursery pupils enjoy a yellow themed memorial day for former teacher Sue Robinson

Croyland Nursery pupils enjoy a yellow themed memorial day for former teacher Sue Robinson

She died in February after 27 years at the school.

Last week, in her memory, everyone at the school took part in a yellow-themed garden tea party where they planted yellow flowers and enjoyed a sing-song of her favourite nursery rhymes.

Older siblings and parents, some of whom remember Sue from their own time at the nursery, were invited.

Headteacher Lyndsey Barnett said: “The day has been a wonderful experience for all the children, families and staff members at Croyland Nursery School.

“Losing Sue this year was a huge shock to all of us, but today has been about celebrating the great life she had and the amazing work she did for so many children in Wellingborough.

“She was passionate about providing high quality early years education – a remarkable lady who was loved by children and families.

“Sue would plan exciting and stimulating learning experiences for the children, with a real specialism for drama, music and gardening.

“Over the years she mentored and guided college students and new colleagues to develop their knowledge and practice for early years education.

“The day was filled with lots of exciting activities, including planting yellow plants in the nursery garden, which will remain a place where children, families and colleagues can go to remember our dear friend Sue Robinson.”