Variety keeps them interested

Local vet nurse, Emily Williams, shows April Hembury how to listen to a dog’s heartbeat.
Local vet nurse, Emily Williams, shows April Hembury how to listen to a dog’s heartbeat.

A lot has been happening at Two Wells Community Children’s Centre over the school holidays and past few weeks.

In line with National Tree Day on Friday, July 26, the children planted new seedlings in the vegetable patch, and have been talking about sustainability and the importance of recycling.

Local veterinary nurse, Emily Williams, also brought her dog in and spoke to the children about her job.

She covered topics including how to treat sick or wounded animals and showed them how to listen for a heartbeat and to bandage legs.

The centre also had a visit from Lewiston resident, Stuart McColl, who provided a wonderful sensory experience when he brought in a collection of animals, which included a Shetland pony, a black sheep, rabbits and dogs that the children could hold and touch.

The mixed-age group of boys from TWCCC childcare and after kindy care enjoyed the thrill of box sliding into the sandpit.

This child-initiated experience promoted working together socially, negotiation, risk taking, communication, leadership and caring for others.

They spent hours working together and having fun.

Over the school holidays, children of all ages had lots of fun attending childcare.

Thanks to the generosity of a local family, the children have been able to have lots of battles on the air hockey table.

Children also made their own pizzas for lunch, and for a special treat on the last day of the holidays, the children made hot chips and milkshakes to enjoy while watching some DVDs.

There is always something happening at Two Wells Community Children’s Centre, so why not drop in and have a look.

• And here’s a date for the diary – Friday November 15 the centre will be celebrating 10 years of service to the community with a special event.

Keep an eye out for more information in coming months.

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