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Ewan and Georgina get creative with vegetable animals!

This Saturday pre-schoolers and their families from Grindleford and Eyam Playgroup celebrated the arrival of Spring with a gardening-themed open day and a trip to the pre-school’s fantastic local allotment. Beans, courgettes and aubergines become slugs, mice and owls – and some other more fantastic animals – through the soaring imaginations and concentrated carvings of the children. A group of adults and children, fuelled with lots of homemade cake, teamed up to build the pre-school’s first scarecrow, which was led in joyful procession to the allotments for its inaugruation.

Becca Stephenson, pre-school supervisor, said “The children are fascinated by the allotment and the process of growing their own food. It is such a rich learning resource for our curriculum, from their concentration levels and physical stamina.

Grindleford and Eyam Playgroup is a rural Peak village pre-school with a playful, unhurried approach to learning. The curriculum, which includes a weekly Forest School, embraces the rich outdoor learning environment offered by Grindleford’s beautiful surroundings.Contact grindlefordandeyamplaygroup@gmail.com or phone 07842 095402.


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