Inspired by the success of the Commonwealth Games in their home city, children from Crescent Day Nursery in Birmingham have been developing their own physical skills.
At the award-winning setting on Calthorpe Road, children were delighted to take to the garden outside, where they practiced a range of activities, including gymnastics and a course of hurdles, having watched videos of the talented athletes in action.
As part of the festivities, pre-schoolers researched Perry the Bull, the mascot of the games, finding out that he was named after Perry Barr, the area of Birmingham hosting the special event, before showcasing their creativity by making their very own version of the mascot.
To round off the learning experience and mark the end of the Commonwealth Games, the nursery enjoyed a Sports Day, showcasing the skills they had learnt during the celebrations.
Crescent Day Nursery Deputy Manager, Amie Draper explained;
“The Commonwealth Games have presented a fantastic opportunity to engage the children in sports and learn more about the area in which we live. We have felt a great sense of pride to have this event on our doorstep and we hope this will create a lovely lasting memory.”
We prioritise the importance of outdoor play at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard. All children at our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery have access to our large, natural garden area on a daily basis as we recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The children enjoy planting vegetables and tasting their produce, served by our dedicated Nursery Chef.
Cedars Day Nursery, Mentmore Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA
Tel: 01525 850200