To celebrate Playday 2011 the children at Harlequin Nursery teamed up with Paddock Cricket Club for a special game at the Lindley Playing Fields. Mark Turner Captain of the 2nd Team, Club Chairman and nursery parent taught an enthusiastic team of pre-school children how to catch, field, throw and most importantly have a lot of fun. Mums, dads and grandparents joined in too.
Ruth Tattersall, Nursery Manager explains “Playing outdoors provides so much enjoyment for children and is an essential part of a child’s development. Being able to enjoy a sport outdoors such as cricket allows the children not only to stay active and healthy but to play and have fun together while learning something new. We are really lucky to have a nursery parent that can come down and show the children some new skills"
After the cricket is was back to the nursery for a special vegetable sale. The children set up their own grocery store in the nursery garden and sold all their lovely nursery grown organic vegetables to their parents. They raised £25 from the sale which will be dontated to the Forget Me Not Childrens Hospice.
Playday is the national day for play, traditionally held on the first Wednesday in August. Now in its 5th year, its aims to highlight the importance of play in children's lives.