Today at nursery we have been learning about and supporting Sports Relief.
Sport Relief is a biennial charity event from Comic Relief, in association with BBC Sport, which brings together the worlds of sport and entertainment to raise money to help vulnerable people in both the UK and the world's poorest countries. At the heart of the campaign is the "Sport Relief Mile", which involves members of the public doing their bit for charity.
The children (and the staff) came to nursery dressed in their sporty clothes and gave a contribution of £1.00 which will go to support the Sports Relief Charity.
We talked about different kinds of sport and how they keep us fit and the children had the opportunity to share their favourite sport and describe what they were wearing and why. This was fantastic for their self esteem as well as their encouraging their communication skills.
Some children also revisited Fiona 5 the Ten Town character who helps us learn about numbers and exercise and is a physically disables athlete. Outside in the nursery garden we did lots of different exercises to extend our physical skills.
We then talked about the Sports Relief Charity and how the money that we raised would go to help people in this country and abroad. These discussions helped the children to gain an awareness of the importance of giving and helping others who are less fortunate that themselves.