Book trail and open day at Clitheroe nursery

Some of the outside space at Ribblesdale Nursery School in Clitheroe.
Some of the outside space at Ribblesdale Nursery School in Clitheroe.
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It’s all happening at Ribblesdale Nursery School in Clitheroe.

The sun has been shinning and the children have been enjoying playing outside in their extensive outside area complete with its own woodland.

The chicken coop at the nursery school.

The chicken coop at the nursery school.

The chickens have also been busy in their pen out under the trees laying eggs, some of which the nursery school has carefully incubated to give the children the chance to see and touch the little fluffy chicks. And the proud dad has been calling out each morning to make sure all of the children and staff are fully awake.

Sue Allan, headteacher at the nursery school, is really pleased to see how much the children enjoy coming to the school, and has got various events planned to keep parents and children entertained.

“It’s a busy place,” said Sue. “Our new baby room is now well established, the first step into the school for some of the children, but many join us in subsequent years, as we get them ready for primary school. In this respect we have always felt that reading was an important skill to learn and enjoy, and will be running a book trail on Wednesday, May 23rd, in the nursery school. Parents can come along with their children, do a range of book related activities, and if they wish take away a sponsorship form to help us buy more books. If you’ve got children not yet at primary school then you would be very welcome to come along and join in, you don’t have to be an existing parent with us."

She added: “We’ve also got an open day coming up in June when parents can come in with their children for a wander round and a chat with the staff to find out more about our lovely school. However, parents are always welcome to pop in to see us, they don’t have to wait for a special day.”

Pre-schoolers painting at the nursery school.

Pre-schoolers painting at the nursery school.

The school is still taking bookings for children looking to start this coming September and is encouraging parents and carers to find out more by going in to see them. Alternatively, they can check out the nursery school's website.

Fun in the sand pit.

Fun in the sand pit.

Inside the nursery school.

Inside the nursery school.