As part of their professional development, the Primary 1 teachers along with Mrs Innes, the acting depute in the nursery, and I went on a course about the importance of play in the early years.
Our tutor taught us how we could enhance our storytelling with the use of string! Yes, string! It was a wee bit like the old fashioned cat’s cradle games. We managed to make a witch’s broomstick as well an Eiffel Tower among other things. Mrs Innes gave me support and help as I was having a wee bit of difficulty with my Eiffel Tower. On a more serious note, and apart from the fun side of things, the staff learned lots about the importance of play in the development of children. Just to embarrass a few members of staff I include some photographs of them on their course!