Teddy bears’ tea party

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The children at Banton Playgroup recently held a combination planting and teddy bears’ picnic.

Local business Teddy’s Secret Garden Centre had donated their services to the playgroup by building a rockery and wildflower patch for the children at the playground not far from Banton Primary School.

The tots celebrated this by planting various seeds in their brand new rockery, an event which doubled as a teddy bears’ picnic in honour of the firm.

William Naphausen, who co-owns Teddy’s Secret Garden Centre with his wife, said: “We decided to help Banton Playgroup because my mum Grace McGinnity lives in Banton and my wee brother used to attend this playgroup.

“Catherine Warrington at the playgroup was also quite involved and she and her kids helped choose what would be planted at the rockery.

“My mum was also quite involved with the design, she has a good eye for that kind of thing.

“We have also recently been approached about doing something similar for St Patrick’s Primary School .”