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Chinese treats to celebrate the Year of the Pig

Chinese treats to celebrate the Year of the Pig

Thursday 07 February 2019

Chinese treats to celebrate the Year of the Pig

Thursday 07 February 2019

A preschool class enjoyed an adventurous lunch this week thanks to their imaginative teachers, and China Red.

The children who attend Monkey Puzzle at Kings were learning about Chinese New Year when their teachers surprised them with a meal out for their lunch.

Rose and Lorna said they wanted to treat the children, who are still being cared for in temporary accommodation following a devastating flood at their own headquarters last year.

The preschool still hasn't been able to move back into the damaged premises at Kings, as repairs and refurbishment works continue through the insurance company.

The staff say they have had some pretty hard days as they continue to work out of unfamiliar rooms, but they have been "trying to make the best out of a disastrous situation."

As part of that, they said they try and take the children out every day.

"In our years of experience, outdoor learning is where children learn best," said Rose. "They have the rest of their lives to be sat at desks!"

The trips they've been on, since losing the use of their own premises at Kings, have included rib rides round the island, bunker explorations, the Rocquettes Cider farm and "every beach you can possibly can get onto!"

Rose added; "We regularly pop in to see farmer Terry Robberts and what he has put on his hedge veg stall, and we also like to then go and then find his produce at Forrest Stores. We love going to Crabby Jacks and we have also even ventured over to Herm Island with the little ones. We are really looking forward to going over again soon! Seeing just how happy our tribe are is so rewarding. And also the gratitude the parents give us is phenomenal."


Pictured: The children got to tuck into a tasty lunch. 

With Chinese New Year being celebrated earlier this week, the children were taken out for lunch and were shown how to use chopsticks.

They got to try a variety of treats including spring rolls, duck pancakes and prawn crackers.

Pictured top: The children enjoying their lunch at China Red. 

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