On Friday 16th June, a group of West Lodge children visited the Colomo Court Nursing Home. The children were members of either KS1 or KS2 Craft Club and went to work with some of the residents on a joint art project. In small groups, the children created stunning canvases of brightly coloured flowers using cupcake cases, buttons, ribbons and glitter! The children were wonderful with the residents, and the morning was a great success. The visit was to coincide with National Care Home Day, and it was a very special experience for both children and residents. Thanks go to Mr Hankin for driving the minibus and Mrs Dubbey, who coordinated the visit. The biggest thanks, however, go to the children for their impeccable behaviour and fantastic creativity.
On Wednesday June 7th, Reception travelled to Wingham Wildlfe Park near Canterbury. The children took part in a hands-on session where they were able to get up close to a corn snake, a tarantula and a bearded lizard – very exciting! Around the park, Reception were able to see lions, a tiger, a cheetah, a puma, different varieties of monkeys, exotic birds, lots of creepy crawlies, porcupines, goats and bats. The children were particularly taken with the meerkats and the penguins. The free roaming peacocks and chickens provided endless amusement! After a session on the outdoor play equipment and a walk around the animated dinosaurs, Reception were grateful for a rest in the minibus for the return trip.