The BA Primary Education students organised a range of activities as part of the enhanced provision day.
Around 150 reception-aged children recently visited Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) for a fun-filled educational afternoon with first-year trainee teachers. The children, aged 4-5, came from four Lincoln schools - Minster Preparatory School, St. Giles Academy, Ermine Infant School, and Mount Street Infant School.
The BA Primary Education students organised a range of activities as part of the enhanced provision day. The children participated in story time, various arts and crafts, outdoor games and a treasure hunt that took place across the campus. The trainee teachers demonstrated their initiative and adaptability by modifying activities based on the children's needs and interests.
After the event, a representative from one school said, "All the children were engaged and enjoying the activities. Many of them commented on the way back as to how much they had enjoyed themselves, even yesterday a few of them were still talking about it. It was lovely to see the time and effort put into creating the activities."
Another teacher commented, "The afternoon at BGU will have made such a difference to the children! Experiences like these are so beneficial to their development.
"We were really impressed with the activities, the enthusiasm of the trainees, and how they interacted with the children. They helped them feel at ease but also garnered excitement and curiosity for the activities."
The event was a huge success, providing a great opportunity for the trainee teachers to showcase their skills and creativity, and for the children to enjoy an afternoon of fun activities.