Beautiful transformations at village nursery
CHILDREN at a preschool watched caterpillars transform into beautiful butterflies as part of a school project.
The youngsters at Sutton St James pre school have been looking at the theme of ‘growing and changing’ as part of a project.
They had some caterpillars and cared for them as they transformed into butterflies.
Rachel Reid, manager at the pre-school, said: “What an amazing half term we have had with growing and changing theme.
“The children have helped to take care of our little caterpillars, even giving names and watching them change into cocoons then transforming into beautiful butterflies before the children’s eyes.
“The staff and children were spellbound and we hosted our very own leaving party for our butterflies where we sang songs, ate cake and gave wishes to our butterflies before setting them free into the world.
“The children loved the whole experience and officially named it the best day ever.”
Sutton St James Pre-school was founded in 1970 and operates alongside the church in Sutton.
The pre-school, which serves children from the village, will move to Hollinhey Primary School later this year. Many of the children go on to study at Hollinhey Primary.
It is run by nursery staff and parent volunteers who last year celebrated the school’s 45th birthday.
The committee is made up of parents and the manager and deputies, responsible for employing staff, managing the accounts and organising fundraising events.
There are children attending from the age of two until they go off to primary school.
Rachel said: “We will be relocating in September to the study centre at Hollinhey Primary on Bell Avenue, which will provide our children wonderful new and amazing opportunities for outside play and exploration as well as providing even stronger links and transitional opportunities with Hollinhey.
“Where we are at the church hall we don’t have a outdoor space, only a car park, but the move will enable the children to have outdoor space at all times.”
●● Children at Sutton St James pre-school during the project