How to Make Coloured Porridge Oats…

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This is a really simple and easy one to do. You can use your coloured oats as a sensory experience, not to mention as an addition to Small World, Creative play and many, many more areas of provision. You will need: Porridge Oats – I have found that the LARGE porridge oats work best. Measuring cup Measuring spoons Small container (like …

Infinite Playgrounds Guest Blog and Mud Kitchen GIVEAWAY!

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Infinite Playgrounds Guest Blog and Giveaway We’re delighted to be back on ABC Does again, four years since we first appeared on Alistair’s amazing blog with our playground development at Embleton First School. Since then, we’ve grown to be a national design and build playground company, whilst still keeping our roots in promoting natural play. It’s been an exciting year …

A Trip to Grayrigg Primary – Start Small, Think Big

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I ended the school year back in July with a trip to Grayrigg Primary School – just north of Kendal. When it comes to school ethos statements, they make some pretty big claims. Our school is not about expecting children to conform, but about inspiring every child to be the best person they can possibly be: Academically; Personally; Spiritually; Socially …