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Degree students reveal fun of outdoor learning to nursery students

Published: April 16, 2018

Cornwall College Saltash

Degree students have been showing the youngest of learners how much fun it can be to get involved in outdoor activities.

FdA Early Childhood Studies students from Cornwall College Saltash are promoting outdoor activities with the family in a low cost and fun way for a variety of ages with children at Little Nippers Day Nursery in Plympton.

The children participated in a nursery rhymed themed pebble hunt in their garden as well as painting their own pebble to be hidden with their families.

FdA Early Childhood Studies student, Kayleigh Roach, said it was great “to see the children’s enthusiasm to the activity we had planned”.

“The nursery rhymed pebbles were then taken to Saltram gardens with #CornwallCollegePebbles written on them so when they are found by the public they could be shared on the Facebook page created by the students,” she continued.

“We wanted to make it a fun and interactive treasure hunt and there have been lots of people finding the pebbles and we look forward to see if more are found in coming weeks.”

Each child also received a leaflet explaining the activities and maps suggesting local walks where they can take and hide their pebbles.

FdA Early Childhood Studies student, Katie Wilcox, said she “really enjoyed” the experience of visiting a day nursery.

“I feel I have become a more reflective practitioner in my own work place since starting this degree course,” she added.

Membership and Visitor Welcome Manager at Saltram House, Rebecca Smith, said it was “great to have the pebbles at our National Trust house”.

“They enhance the experience of the families visiting the house and gardens.”


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