GLUM turned to fun for nursery pupils at Langlee Primary School in Galashiels.
They missed out on the Singing Kettle’s recent visit to the Borders after raising £864.23 by doing a sponsored pedal for the outing to the Tait Hall in Kelso. Langlee Residents’ Association also chipped in £100. But due to unforeseen circumstances the trip did not go-ahead for the 51 children, five members of staff and eight helpers.
However, nursery staff made up for the disappointment by throwing an impromptu party in class involving dancing, games and plenty of balloons.
Nursery class pupil Maddelyne March, who has been through numerous operations at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, was due to celebrate her fourth birthday at the Singing Kettle show.
The brave youngster was presented with a special birthday cake delivered by a local police sergeant which was shared among her classmates.
The funds raised for the Singing Kettle outing will still be put to good use as another trip is being planned in the New Year when the weather conditions improve.
A spokeswoman for the nursery class said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank the children for their efforts – and their parents and friends, and Langlee Residents’ Association for supporting us and raising the money for this outing.
“The children will still enjoy an outing in the New Year and will not go disappointed,” she added.