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Beccles nursery joins global campaign to celebrate outdoor play and learning

PUBLISHED: 16:46 22 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:46 22 May 2017

Sunbeams educare outdoor classroom day. The children using their imagination with the Fairy house and garden. Photo: Cheryl Harrison

Sunbeams educare outdoor classroom day. The children using their imagination with the Fairy house and garden. Photo: Cheryl Harrison

Cheryl Harrison

A nursery in Beccles held an event to celebrate the great outdoors.

Sunbeams educare outdoor classroom day. The 'Maths Station' encorporating numbers, weighing, sorting and shapes. Photo: Cheryl HarrisonSunbeams educare outdoor classroom day. The 'Maths Station' encorporating numbers, weighing, sorting and shapes. Photo: Cheryl Harrison

Sunbeams Educare took part in “Outdoor Classroom Day” last Thursday, marked in 50 countries across the world. The event is to promote the benefits of spending time outdoors.

Nursery managers Cheryl Harrison and Angie Soloman decided to put on the event and allow the children to make use of the large outdoor space they have. Mrs Harrison said: “Research shows the outdoors increases positive behaviour, concentration and just in general has a really good influence on youngsters. All the children made the most out of the outdoors day getting involved in gardening, maths activities and a snail trail.”

Sunbeams educare outdoor classroom day. Snail world where the children learned about snails. Photo: Cheryl HarrisonSunbeams educare outdoor classroom day. Snail world where the children learned about snails. Photo: Cheryl Harrison

The nursery is looking at expanding its outdoor space and introducing an undercover classroom.

It will be holding an open day on Wednesday, June 7, from 9.30am to 10.30am.

Sunbeams educare outdoor classroom day. The children planting and watering sweetpeas. Photo: Cheryl HarrisonSunbeams educare outdoor classroom day. The children planting and watering sweetpeas. Photo: Cheryl Harrison

Sunbeams educare outdoor classroom day. Some children going on a minibeast hunt who then watched bees go from our flowers into our bug hotel. Photo: Cheryl HarrisonSunbeams educare outdoor classroom day. Some children going on a minibeast hunt who then watched bees go from our flowers into our bug hotel. Photo: Cheryl Harrison


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