THE class of 2014 at a Vale nursery were given a rousing send off by proud parents and staff at their graduation ceremony.

Thirty-two children at Busy Bees Nursery, Charity Crescent, donned caps and gowns at the special ceremony on Monday.

About 50 proud parents watched as the youngsters were each given scrolls and had photos taken to mark their moving on to primary school in September.

Kate Rowlings, nursery manager, said some of the children had been with them since they were babies.

"It was very sad to see them go," she said. "They are all going to various schools in the Evesham area.

"We had a garden tea party and entertainer for the children after and parents all raised a glass to toast the class of 2014. They had a great time."