RAIN couldn't dampen the spirits of the staff, pupils and parents as a Port nursery signed off for the summer holidays.

St Francis' Nursery were set to hold their sports day outdoors but heavy rain intervened and saw the occasion moved indoors.

It didn't deter the children, parents and staff who took part in a series of activities including the flat race, bean bag race and an obstacle course.

Carrie Murphy, depute head of the nursery, said: “This was our first sports day and everyone was really looking forward to it, so rain wasn’t going to stop us.

“The children took part in the three events and then we had a race for the parents and the staff.

"We made that a little more difficult by making them wear dinosaur feet.

“It was a fantastic afternoon and everyone loved it, even the janitor came to join in.

“We all enjoyed cake, juice and ice lollies as a treat afterwards.”

Carolyn praised the parents and family members for turning out and all their support over the year.

She said: “We can’t thank the parents and family members enough, they have been one hundred per cent on board with everything since the nursery started.

“We had a great turnout for the sports day and the children really are a credit to them.

“This sports day was the first and hopefully the first of many which we will build on for next year.”