WELSH Guards have once again thanked Dee Valley nursery children for sending goodie boxes to soldiers.

As an early years setting, Corwen Day Nursery has a duty to prevent which is part of the UK Government’s counter terrorism strategy and has therefore written a 'preventing radicalisation policy', which details how they actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance.

The nursery children learned about the history of our soldiers and their role as peacekeepers as they approached Remembrance Sunday.

Carmen Roberts Davenport, owner of Corwen Day Nursery, said: “Our work on promoting fundamental British values is part and parcel of daily life in our setting and links in with personal and social development, wellbeing and cultural diversity and knowledge and understanding of the world within the Foundation Phase.

"We hope that by teaching children these British values from a young age they will grow into adults who are tolerant and accepting.”

In line with the work on promoting fundamental British values, Corwen Day Nursery teaches the children about the work of charities and as a setting, they have chosen to support four charities.

One of the nursery’s chosen charities is Support our Soldiers.

The nursery writes and sends goodie boxes to troops on deployment as an act of kindness.

The parcels are a valuable contribution in boosting and maintaining morale amongst those on overseas duties and are much appreciated by members of our Armed Forces.

Sergeant Peter Anthony Duffy, from the Welsh Guards Regimental Support Team, told the nursery: “When serving overseas, receiving goodie boxes whilst on operational tours are a God send and they give you a feeling of love and appreciation from back home.”

The staff and children of Corwen Day Nursery are delighted that the Welsh Guards take time out of their busy schedule to visit them each November to say thank-you for all their support.

Last year, the nursery sent just under 50, 25 of which were sent at Christmas.

The children have enjoyed receiving personal letters of thanks from some of the soldiers who received their goody boxes.

Hanna Davies, deputy manager at Corwen Day Nursery, added: “The children really enjoy the visits from the Welsh Guards, they love to try on their bearskin and march around like soldiers.”

For more information on Corwen Day Nursery visit www.corwendaynursery.co.uk, call 01490 412231, or email info@corwendaynursery.co.uk

Meanwhile, for further information on supporting soldiers, visit www.supportoursoldiers.org.uk