IN Woolsthorpe the big kids are teaching the little kids a thing or two — in a nice way.
Yesterday was the first day of a new partnership between the town’s primary school and its playgroup, in which the school pupils run an hour-long class for the playgroup children and their parents.
Kids big and little played T-ball, long jump, high jump and various other sports and games together, with grade 4 and 5 pupils running the show.
Playgroup co-ordinator Tory Robinson said her tiny charges loved every minute of it.
“The little kids get a bit more stimulation,” she said.
“They have so much fun, they love to play with the bigger kids.
“It’s the only playgroup in the area. It’s mostly Woolsthorpe people but we’re looking to expand.
“We’d love to see a few more faces.”
Plans are under way to expand the monthly play date to involve every class at the school.
Principal Simon Perry said the idea meant pupils would form groups to plan and implement an activity for the playgroup children, using learning concepts the pupils were being taught at school.
“School students will learn to plan, be organised and work in teams,” he said.
“This will develop leaderships skills and build on our values of respect, excellence, care and teamwork. The activities will be fun and hands-on.”
After each session all the children share a healthy morning tea together.
Future activities will include art, craft, maths games, reading, movie making, cooking, science and gardening.