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Grantham nursery delighted by JCB digger visit




Youngsters at at a Grantham nursery got a close-up look at a JCB mini-digger on Monday.

The pre-schoolers at Children 1st Nursery on Trent Road, Grantham, have been focusing on the different types of transport that help us as part of their topic this term.

Youngsters explored the JCB digger on Monday. (13121674)
Youngsters explored the JCB digger on Monday. (13121674)

The children have taken a real interest in construction so nursery staff arranged for a JCB mini-digger from RC Setchfield Agricultural, Withambrook Park, Grantham, to visit the nursery on Monday so the children could explore what it is like close up.

Youngsters at Children First in Grantham got a visit from a HGV on Monday. (12903748)
Youngsters at Children First in Grantham got a visit from a HGV on Monday. (12903748)

The children were fascinated by the oval caterpillar tracks which are very different to the tyres usually associated with vehicles.

Nursery deputy manager Sammi Penn-Berkeley said: “They all really loved it, especially as they got to dress up and really look the part in hard hats and hi-vis jackets.

“It is important for the children to be involved in these kind of activities so they are familiar with occupations and ways of life.”

Four-year-old Antoni enjoyed looking at the JCB. He said: “The tracks are oval and the scooper digs up the road.”

Youngsters explored the JCB digger on Monday. (13121662)
Youngsters explored the JCB digger on Monday. (13121662)
Youngsters explored the JCB digger on Monday. (13121672)
Youngsters explored the JCB digger on Monday. (13121672)


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