Press release from Milton Hall Montessori Nursery School.
The children at Milton Hall Montessori Nursery School recently embarked on a village walk to Royal Holloway University in Egham.
Several children at the setting were very curious about “big people“ going to “bigger school” and the purpose of the visit was to help the young children understand that some adults like to work hard and do higher professional jobs – this entails going to university first! The children all practised the word “university”, and all enjoyed this very special learning experience.
As teachers, a village Walk or a school trip is one of the best tools that we can use to provide all our children with real-world experiences. Whether that’s a trip to the local grocery store, waterfront park, a library, a university, a museum, a theatre, a community garden or a restaurant – each experience that a child participates in contributes to their understanding of the world. When children leave the classroom, they see the connections between what is happening at school and in the ‘real-world’. They begin to see that what they learn within the walls of the classroom can help them solve the problems they see in the world around them and can have a direct impact on who they become as people.
Sutindar Lal (Principal) said: “Those children who were nervous about entering the building at the start of the day, went away so enthused by their visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our walk exploring the grounds of the University, all were fascinated by the architecture and we learnt so much!”