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Wrexham students looking for the bear necessities

Published date: 14 February 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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SCHOOLCHILDREN went on a bear hunt – but in the safe confines of a musuem.

Reception pupils from St Giles Infant School, Wrexham, dressed up in a range of costumes, from bears to museum curators during a visit to the town’s musuem.

They made their own role-playing area before going on the imaginary hunt.

Reception class co-ordinator Helen Pugh said: “It was absolutely wonderful.

“They have got so much out of it and it really brings the curriculum to life.

“It has been really stimulating for them.”

She explained that the trip tied in with a couple of subjects that the children were currently studying.

She said: “Their topic at the moment is materials so we went to look at things from a long time ago.

“They were sorting out old toys, putting artefacts away and learning that you have to wear special gloves to handle certain items.

“They also learned about the importance of labelling.

She added: “We did the bear hunt because they are currently looking at the bear hunt story for language.

“It is really taking off with the children and because they love it, they really got a lot out of it in terms of improving their language skills.

“Their play is much better now because the role play in a real environment stimulates them, and gives them real life experiences.

“The museum staff were fantastic for our visit.

“They compiled lots of activities and put together a brilliant set for us to do the bear hunt.

“Hopefully this will encourage the children because they really enjoyed the day and benefited from it so much.”

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