Students who chose to taste the Child Care session at the Year 11 Taster Day explored how to provide play resources for children that were inexpensive and easily found; that weren’t toys but gave valuable play experience. One group built a tower with empty coffee cans and others made pictures using natural objects.
They also looked at how a subject that most children dislike, maths, can be made fun by using natural items such as sums done with wooden numbers, counting with beans and stacking boxes and lids in size order.
One student said “I wish maths had been this much fun at school” and another was heard saying “I haven’t had this much fun in forever!”
“It was fantastic to have such enthusiastic students from the schools that were eager to get stuck in with the natural play activities; I’m hoping to see them back in September!” – Tutor Sue Robson.