Children from the Ballycommon Community Playschool on the Kilmurray Bog Walk recently. Photo: Bridie Roe.

Ballycommon playschool puts spotlight on road safety

As part of their child-led Aistear Programme, Ballycommon Community Playschool opted this term to include road safety as one of their themes. Teachers Carmel and Ann encouraged the children to participate in plenty of arts and crafts activities and games all centered around safety on the roads.

Nicola, from the Road Safety Authority, visited and chatted to the children before presenting them all with Hi-Viz jackets which delighted everyone.

The children had the opportunity to put everything they had learned into practice when they took part in this year’s Barnardos Big Toddle walk. Everyone enjoyed the trip to the local amenity, The Bog Walk in Kilmurray. The fairy trail and other hidden treasures kept the children engrossed and added to the excitement of the day. The enthusiasm was harnessed, and the children were so inspired that on their return to playschool they set about creating their own fairy garden.

Teacher Carmel said that all the children are now part of an elite group of Barnardos younger fundraisers. She thanked Noeleen, Nodhlaig, Hannah, Katie and Molly for their help on the day and to all the parents who contributed so generously to the fundraiser.