So yesterday marked the end of an era not just for our family but for many other families as well. Cody has finished preschool (sob).
It isn’t just a big deal for him but for everyone linked to the preschool as it’s actually closing down completely. This is the preschool that both myself and my sister went to when we were kids. It’s also where Lois thrived so it has a very special place in my heart. As one of the parents on the board of governors I was part of the group who had to make some difficult decisions. Ultimately we decided that it was best to hand the preschool over to the school it’s attached to. In September they will open up a brand new nursery class in its place. They are naming the class ‘ducklings’ which I absolutely love!
Yesterday we had a service at the church where the preschool used to operate from and the children sang for us. They were presented with a lovely cotton bag each. It had their names, handprints, logo, group animal and group names on the front. Inside the bags were their memory books, progress reports, peg label, drawer label and a story book each. Such a lovely keepsake. Cody asked his teachers and class mates to sign his school shirt to keep in his memory box.
After the ceremony we had a picnic in the original hall. It was quite surreal for me as I remember that hall so well from my own time at preschool. It hasn’t really changed!
So now my baby boy is off to the exciting new world of primary school. It seems such a big step for him in comparison to his sisters. They seemed more than ready for school. With this one I’d like to keep him a little longer. He seems so little still. I’m certainly going to make the most of the next 7 weeks of summer with him.