Reception children explore the school grounds
A group of young children let their imagination run wild last week as they went on a night time walk.
Reception pupils from Village Infants returned to the school at 4.30pm with torches and then went on a short walk in the dark through the school and around the grounds. A fire pit was also set up in the reception garden to keep all involved warm.
Once the walk had finished the children and parents enjoyed stories in the hall with a hot chocolate.
Jayne Meech, Headteacher of Village Infants said: “The children enjoyed using torches to find their way around the school and seeing the fire pit in our Reception garden.
“The highlight of the evening was sharing a story in our school hall whilst the children drank hot chocolate. Lots of fun was had by all and the children have been talking about the walk ever since.”
A child's imagination
The event went down extremely well with parents and it gave the school a great chance to model good story telling techniques.
The children had to pay £1 each to take part with the money going towards their Teeth for Life programme which is a scheme to teach reception children how to clean their teeth. The money raised will go towards buying replacement toothbrushes and toothpaste.
Councillor Evelyn Carpenter, Cabinet Member for Educational Attainment and School Improvement said: “This looked like a really enjoyable evening for the children and I am rather jealous of the storytelling and hot chocolate.
“Nothing can beat a child’s imagination, so it is great to see the school encouraging this. I bet they all had a fantastic time.”