Kids spring into action

Ella Lawton from Bluebell and Butterfly Lodge with a rabbit from Pets at Home.

Ella Lawton from Bluebell and Butterfly Lodge with a rabbit from Pets at Home.

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Children had a spring in their step at school – with a special occasion at Marton Primary Academy, Blackpool.

More than 70 youngsters from nurseries in the surrounding area were invited into the school for a springtime event.

It was organised by Marton reception teachers Alison Marron and Donna Thorpe and was designed to strengthen community links between Marton school and early years education providers.

The children took part in a range of activities, including planting, and making bug biscuits – each child was able to take home a gift bag containing the items they had made.

There was also a visit from Pets At Home, who brought along some furry friends, for the youngsters to learn about snakes, rabbits, hamsters and reptiles.

Donna Thorpe, reception teacher, said the day had been a big success.

She said: “It is important to maintain strong community links with the local childcare providers, in order to ensure fluid transitions for children who will be starting school in September.”

Children from Manor Nursery, Planet Kaos, Bluebell Lodge, Butterfly House, Marshmallows and St Marys Pre-School attended the springtime event.