Worthing nursery exhibition gives insight into children's learning

A five-day exhibition showcasing ten years of nursery children's learning was open to the public and education professionals from Monday, November 7.

Thursday, 17th November 2016, 4:17 pm
Updated Friday, 18th November 2016, 12:23 pm
Children and staff at the exhibition

Reflections Nursery and Forest School on Richmond Road displayed four films, sculptures and artefacts by pupils, gathered under the broad title ‘from bacteria to galaxies’ at St Paul’s Art Centre.

The Mayor of Worthing, Councillor Sean McDonald, officially opened the event at 12.30pm on Monday, November 7.

Martin Pace, nursery director, said it was a chance to ‘experience the amazing ways in which children think and express themselves’, adding that the exhibitiion had been ‘really busy’ with visitors.

On the last day, a professional day was held with educators, including some who had travelled from Australia, Spain and all over the UK.

Mr Pace said their feedback had been ‘really positive’, with several calling the nursery’s approach ‘inspiring’.

He said that the nursery is influenced by the pre-schools of Reggio Emilia and from the forest nurseries of Denmark.

Children at the nursery work on long-term projects often created by themselves and are supported in their work by qualified artists and educators, he added.

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