We would like to say a huge thank you to Eyam Book Barn for their generous donation of £138.79 to Playgroup.
Inspired by one of our favourite books, ‘Mix It Up’ by Herve Tullet, we used the money to purchase new equipment that allowed us to explore colours and change.
The changing seasons provides the perfect opportunity to explore natural colours and watch the progression of change. Our new equipment provided opportunity for the children to extend this learning whilst having fun!
Join us on Friday 7th December for a fabulous, festive event at the Sir William Hotel, Grindleford
Thanks to everyone who joined us for our family forest school – it was a beautiful Autumn morning and great to get out with friends and family.
Once up at the site the children helped the leaders run through our rules and showed parents how to move safely round the fire circle.
There lots of jobs to be done and we want to thank everyone who helped re-build the climbing frame and balancing beams – popular activities at our weekly sessions.
National Trust rangers joined us for part of the morning and helped clear a patch of rhododendrons to create a new toilet area – great work. The rangers were delighted to see so many families enjoying time in the woods.
The children were busy too – painting with mud and creating an entire menagerie of fantastic beasts from clay and twigs.
The toasting of marshmallows was a popular way to round off a super morning.
The event raised £70 which will be used to buy new equipment for playgroup.
Look out for details of our Spring and Summer dates.
Wednesday 6th September to Friday 20th October
Monday 30th October to Tuesday 19th December
Wednesday 3rd January to Friday 16th February
Monday 26th February to Friday 23rd March
Monday 9th April to Wednesday 23rd May (BH Monday 7th May)
Monday 4th June to Friday 20th July (inset day Friday 15th June)
Check out our Special Events Calendar too – Apple day, Advent spiral and Woodland nativities are all happening this term.
Playgroup’s stall proved very popular at the Grindleford Show this year. Every bottle was sold within the hour raising £55 for playgroup funds.
We would like to thank parents and local businesses who contributed wine for the stall:
The Derwentwater Arms, Calver
The Maynard Arms, Grindleford
The Miners Arms, Eyam
The Sir William, Grindleford
Your support is much appreciated.