On Tuesday the 24th of November, the children at Leahurst Road Preschool took fund raising into their own hands, by taking part in a sponsored obstacle course.
Set out by staff, the course was made up of different sections, each testing different areas of their physical capabilities in a safe and enjoyable environment.
Balance, co-ordination, slithering, shuffling, rolling, crawling, walking, running and jumping were some of the many skills incorporated into the course. Staff were on hand to help but as it turned out, very little was needed.
Having negotiated most of the obstacles with upmost enthusiasm, the children displayed good listening to get ready for the final races. The running, egg and spoon and bean bag races required speed, balance and determination. All those that took part were raising much needed funds for the pre-school, so it really was the case of not the winning but the taking part that counted! Most importantly, much fun and enjoyment was had by all!
On Tuesday 8th December, the preschool staff pulled out all the stops to provide the children with a Covid-safe Christmas party.
In accordance with the Pre-School’s operational plan, the staff organised a bouncy castle themed party. The bouncy castle proved to be a real hit with the children and as a result dominated the proceedings! They loved the bouncy castle so much that the classic party games like pass the parcel were spared for the next week’s nativity session.
After lots of bouncing, the children devoured a party buffet in their Christmas jumpers. They then waited in anticipation for the main party guest to arrive. Much to their excitement, Santa dropped by at the door to deliver the presents and wave to the children. “This is the best party ever!” one child said.
Each child came away with their own present from Santa, frizzy hair from all the bouncing and not forgetting the classic party bag to top it off!
A morning of excitement and fun was had by all and the parents were touched that the staff had gone to such an effort to provide the children with a Christmas party to remember.
For further information about the Preschool and to view a virtual tour visit http://www.leahurstrdpreschool.org.uk/