King's St Alban's

27 January

A trip down Dinky Street!

There was an enormous amount of excitement in the Pre-Prep building on Wednesday morning as the Reception children, together with the Swans (Nursery 2), prepared for a school trip to Dinky Street in Bishop’s Cleeve.


Travelling for just over half an hour down the M5, the children relished the opportunity to get on the minibus, always an exciting part of the adventure! Upon arrival at Dinky Street, a children’s role play centre complete with seven different play areas, the children couldn’t wait to get started. We have never seen them take off their coats and shoes so quickly and in such an orderly fashion!


With activities designed to spark the imaginations of dinky people aged from 0 to 7 years old, during the course of the morning we had firefighters fighting fires, vets preparing for surgery at the vets’ practice, builders down on the building site and lots of children gathered around the campfire. We were lucky enough to have the whole place to ourselves, so the children could safely explore all the different rooms. The teachers were lucky enough to be made cups of tea by the children ‘working’ in the café and some even visited the hairdressers for a trim!


Role play is such vital part of our pupils’ development, including cognitive, emotional and social development, and it was a pleasure to witness how much all the pupils have developed during their time with us.


Following a delicious, packed lunch, the children were refuelled and ready for more role play action and so headed straight back to the play area. The time soon sped by, and it was time to head back to school – we didn’t even have to do the tidying up! It was a memorable day out for the children and lovely to watch them all playing happily and using their imaginations