Mask task cre­ates some an­i­mal magic

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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

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Deputy Mayor Cllr John Hens­ley met staff at the nurs­ery

n COL­LAGE GRAD­U­ATE: Gabby with her mask

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