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The children of Plaistow Pre-School designed and made this fantastic ‘Dig for Victory’ collage picture of a war-time farmer. All the children, aged 2- 4 years, got involved with the cutting, sticking and colouring – a truly collaborative effort. The design has been made into a commemorative card which has been sent by Plaistow and Ifold Parish Council to eleven residents, identified by the community, as having participated in the war effort between 1939 – 1945.
Prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Parish Council, in collaboration with the Pre-School, was planning to host an invitation only Afternoon Tea for all those in our community who participated in the war effort during the annual Plaistow Pre-School Maypole Fete on 8th May. The Pre-School children had been learning several war-time songs, as a special treat, to entertain everyone. The Pre-School staff said that it was lovely to practice the songs with the children, who also learnt actions to some of the songs. The children were also going to plant a tree in remembrance of the fallen from our villages. The Pre-School intends to organise a special mini concert on the Village Green, as soon as it is safe to do so, so that family and friends of the children and members of the community can come together to mark the occasion of VE Day 75 and enjoy their beautiful cheerful voices.