The highlight of the week was our Stargazing evening. This fantastic event was enjoyed by many generations of the Howe Dell family, from parents, ex pupils and children currently on roll, staff and grandparents. Thank you
to Mr Mason, Mrs Richards, Miss Madden, Mrs Joo, Mrs Chandaria, Alison Newberry and the PSA as well as Mrs Nash who inspired the event. Huge appreciation also goes to Hertfordshire and Middlesex Astronomy Group and Hertfordshire University.
The 'pop up' Planetarium amazed adults and children alike, as did the technology on laptops and the experts explaining astronomy through telescopes.
To mark 8 years at the Runway and celebrate the strong bonds with North Hatfield, Howe Dell Children Centre opened it's doors to the community it has served to positively for 8 years. Hundreds including local Councillors, babies, toddlers, parents, grandparents and carers danced alongside Bollywood dancers, ate a banquet of international food and celebrated 8 successful years before handing over the leadership to Birchwood Hub Nursery as Lead Agency for Howe Dell, Birchwood and De Havilland.
A huge thank you to Mel Chandairia for a stunning cake and so much preparation behind the scenes by staff and volunteers.
'As Head of Children Centre since its virtual days at Old rectory Drive, when we didn't have any building to work from, it is amazing how much we have grown and the level of support received in that time from all of North Hatfield is humbling. The staff team have that magic combination of respect and love from the families they so tirelessly serve and it has been an honour to work alongside them in such a close partnership' Debra Massey