FINALISTS SELECTED FOR HELP DORA HELP
Public to Decide Which Entry will Receive £20,000 Award
Five nurseries selected from submissions from across The UK have been chosen as the finalists for Nick Jr.’s Help Dora Help Campaign. The initiative is supported by The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts and is designed to support nurseries, preschools and children’s centres in their educational curriculum. Almost 300 nurseries and preschools submitted an entry to this year’s campaign with applicants from Cumbria, Derbyshire, London and Lancashire elected as finalists. The winner will be decided by members of the public that vote at nickjr.co.uk/helpdorahelp.
The great thing is anyone in the UK can vote! Simply visit the website to view the 5 wonderful finalists and learn more about each nursery.
Voting is open until Friday 2nd November 2012 – so you have to be quick in order to make your vote count for 2012!
As we all know, Dora loves nothing more than an adventure –
Help Dora Help seeks to encourage support education, development and exploration in the pre-school environment. The five finalists for this year’s campaign are:
Greystoke Under 5’s, Greystoke, Cumbria – The rural volunteer playgroup would use the award to revamp their outdoor play area as well as their kitchen.
Oakmount Day Nursery, Preston, Lancashire – The nursery would use the award to purchase a minibus, ideally equipped with exploratory items such as a metal detector and telescope.
The Old Forge Day Nursery, Findern, Derbyshire – The nursery would use the award to build a log cabin with sensory room, a library and dance studio.
Parkfield Children’s Centre, West Hendon, London – The Children’s Centre would develop their Early Years playground to reflect various countries, cultures, seasons and festivals.
Walton Lane Nursery School & Children’s Centre, Nelson, Lancashire – The Centre would create a bug hotel so that children could increase their knowledge of mini beasts.
The winning Finalist of the 2012 Help Dora Help Campaign will receive £20,000 in order to increase the educational opportunities open to the children that are enlisted with the nurseries.
I am immensely proud that there are so many Northern finalists and after reading each entry I have now cast my vote. Wishing all the finalists the world of luck!