Summerside Kindergarten pupils visit Lady Haig Poppy Factory!
The adventure never stops for our children at Summerside Kindergarten!
Last Thursday morning our Pre School enjoyed a wonderful visit to Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory in Edinburgh. The children met the many volunteers at this marvellous facility and were given an interesting tour, after which our pupils showed their own creative skills by producing some excellent poppies.
The factory staff, who do not normally accommodate visits for the under 5s, were absolutely delighted that our children were so involved and interested and of course how well behaved they all were. Then these kind people presented us with the materials that our children can continue making the poppies back at nursery. These we will be offered to parents with the proceeds of your donations being given back to Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory.
We had a great time, and at the end of our visit Summerside Kindergarten made a generous donation which was greatly received, we are all very proud to have helped this great cause!
Summerside Kindergarten allotment open afternoon success!
Also last Thursday, but in the afternoon, we held an Open Afternoon at our allotment. Those parents, grandparents and friends who were fortunate enough to be able to take up our invitation witnessed first hand our children have a fantastic time playing various educational games and harvesting many different vegetables including cucumbers, beans, beetroot, corn-on-the-cob, peppers, tomatoes and more.
We believe that educating our children from a very young age about where food actually comes from and the importance of nutrition is vitally important.
It doesn’t just stop there – our freshly grown allotment produce is all used in our nursery cooking. The children regularly help make soup and other dishes using the vegetables we have grown – then they compost the peelings thus starting the food cycle all over again!
A very big thank you to Nadia our resident horticulturalist for putting on such an excellent event and to those of you who were able to attend and enjoy this extremely worthwhile event!