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Lockdown in Moray and Lossiemouth: Smiles to make your heart melt

By Alistair Whitfield

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Every child between two and five in Lossiemouth is getting a 'busy pack' to help pass the time during lockdown.

Jack Simpson, aged 3.
Jack Simpson, aged 3.

A total of 350 packs have been organised by The Lossie 2-3 group, the local nursery which has been busy these past three months helping the Covid-19 response in the town.

Each contains a whole range of activities and goodies to keep youngsters entertained.

First off, there are sunflower seeds as well as instructions on how to plant and care for them, along with a prize for whoever grows the tallest specimen.

There are also scavenger hunts, with a list of items to collect, such as an acorn or something coloured red.

In addition there are finger puppets as well as things to colour in and make.

Louise McBride from The Lossie 2-3 group knows first-hand how useful the busy packs are.

She said: "It was really exciting for my three-year-old daughter Michaela when she got a parcel.

"And even more so when she opened and discovered it was full of things that were just for her."

The packs have been paid for by the Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation and by the Adam Family Foundation.

They are being delivered by the health visiting team from Moray Coast Medical Practice.

The organisers also want to express their thanks to MMS Design and Print in Elgin.

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