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PICTURES: Autumn colours inspire child's play at Playbox nursery in Sudbury


By Newsdesk Sudbury


Learning about the changing seasons of the year, and the colours of autumn, was child’s play for this group of toddlers.

Children from The Playbox, a pre-school nursery that runs four days a week from the community hall in St John’s Methodist Church in Sudbury, enjoyed their hands-on play session.

Nursery manager Nicky Hillman said the idea was to get the children, aged two to four, exploring the colours of leaves, looking for insects and looking at the leaves through magnifying glasses, before making autumn collages and paintings.

SUDBURY.Playbox pre-school, St John’s Church Community Centre, York Rd, Sudbury.Children at Playbox pre-school making autumn-themed collages. Picture by Mark Westley. (18275374)
SUDBURY.Playbox pre-school, St John’s Church Community Centre, York Rd, Sudbury.Children at Playbox pre-school making autumn-themed collages. Picture by Mark Westley. (18275374)

“We collected the autumn leaves and conkers and then the children looked closely at them,” she said.

“We talked about the colours and textures, and found some insects. Someone even found a snail.”

The children attended a harvest festival service at the church last week and the theme of autumn was carried on this week with the nursery activities.

SUDBURY.Playbox pre-school, St John’s Church Community Centre, York Rd, Sudbury.Children at Playbox pre-school making autumn-themed collages. Picture by Mark Westley. (18275379)
SUDBURY.Playbox pre-school, St John’s Church Community Centre, York Rd, Sudbury.Children at Playbox pre-school making autumn-themed collages. Picture by Mark Westley. (18275379)

Mrs Hillman said The Playbox has been running for 29 years, meeting during term time in St John’s Methodist Church hall, from 8.30am to 3pm.

It recently launched a new website.

SUDBURY.Playbox pre-school, St John’s Church Community Centre, York Rd, Sudbury.Children at Playbox pre-school making autumn-themed collages. Picture by Mark Westley. (18275381)
SUDBURY.Playbox pre-school, St John’s Church Community Centre, York Rd, Sudbury.Children at Playbox pre-school making autumn-themed collages. Picture by Mark Westley. (18275381)
SUDBURY.Playbox pre-school, St John’s Church Community Centre, York Rd, Sudbury.Children at Playbox pre-school making autumn-themed collages. Picture by Mark Westley. (18275378)
SUDBURY.Playbox pre-school, St John’s Church Community Centre, York Rd, Sudbury.Children at Playbox pre-school making autumn-themed collages. Picture by Mark Westley. (18275378)
SUDBURY.Playbox pre-school, St John’s Church Community Centre, York Rd, Sudbury.Children at Playbox pre-school making autumn-themed collages. Picture by Mark Westley. (18275373)
SUDBURY.Playbox pre-school, St John’s Church Community Centre, York Rd, Sudbury.Children at Playbox pre-school making autumn-themed collages. Picture by Mark Westley. (18275373)
SUDBURY.Playbox pre-school, St John’s Church Community Centre, York Rd, Sudbury.Children at Playbox pre-school making autumn-themed collages. Picture by Mark Westley. (18275376)
SUDBURY.Playbox pre-school, St John’s Church Community Centre, York Rd, Sudbury.Children at Playbox pre-school making autumn-themed collages. Picture by Mark Westley. (18275376)
SUDBURY.Playbox pre-school, St John’s Church Community Centre, York Rd, Sudbury.Children at Playbox pre-school making autumn-themed collages. Picture by Mark Westley. (18275377)
SUDBURY.Playbox pre-school, St John’s Church Community Centre, York Rd, Sudbury.Children at Playbox pre-school making autumn-themed collages. Picture by Mark Westley. (18275377)


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