Rotary gets a peek into nursery life

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Members of the Rotary Club Ripley paid a special visit to nursery this week to see the benefits of outside learning for children.

Club members visited the Ripley Nursery School, on Sandham Lane, Ripley, and were given a tour of the facilities by staff member Annette Appleton.

The children have been working on planting bulbs and they have access to their own allotment for growing vegetables at the nursery.

The school are so positive of the benefits of learning outside that the children are allowed to go in and out freely during their day in all weathers.

In the summer, they are well-protected by a high factor sun cream and sun hats.

In the winter, they are provided with special ski suits so they can play in mud and not be concerned about getting told off for getting dirty.

After the visit, the club’s senior vice president Elaine Richardson presented a cheque for £200, towards more ski suits and mittens.