Mask task creates some animal magic
NURSERY aged children in Uxbridge enjoyed getting creative in an art competition judged by the Deputy Mayor.
Councillor John Hensley, Deputy Mayor of Hillingdon, chose the winners of the Premier Nursery art competition, with an animal theme this year.
The youngsters, whose ages range from three months to five years, were asked to make an animal mask at home with their parents.
Hayley Grange, manager of Premier Nursery, said: “It’s a chance for parents to take part so they’re involved with the rolee of the nursery, ry, helping their r children and d get togetherh and do stuff at home.
“This year we chose animal masks. The children really enjoyed learning about animals so we picked that theme. We chose masks because they liked dressing up as animals.”
Out of the 20 entries on display at the nursery, which adjourned a wall for the children and parents to admire, awards were given to two categories.
Ezra Sawires won the prize for the ‘Under two’ age category and Dollie Chapman won in the ‘Over two’ category.
Ms Grange says the art competition themes follow on from wider learning that the
children take part in at the nursey. She added: “They liked animals and dinosaurs this summer, so we took them to the Natural History Museum and followed it on by then making masks so it continues their learning.”
GALLERY OF SMILES:
n Deputy Mayor of Hillingdon Cllr John Hensley and his wife Diane Hensley visited the children’s art exhibition at Premier Nursery. Left, AmeliaA Photos by Grant Humphreys
Deputy Mayor Cllr John Hensley met staff at the nursery
n COLLAGE GRADUATE: Gabby with her mask