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Englefield children make fossils with clay


Children and staff at Bright Horizons Englefield Green Nursery and Preschool in Surrey put some geological inspiration into action this week.

A school parent based in the geology department at Royal Holloway University arrived at the nursery earlier this week equipped with fossils.

Staff then led a morning discussion during registration where the children were able to discuss where the fossils came from and how they were made originally.

The children were then equipped with clay which they moulded into fossils of their own, by flattening the clay with their hands or a rolling pin and pressing in stones and shells to make imprints.

“The children thoroughly enjoyed this activity,” said Nursery Manager Alice Blackman. “It is always worthwhile for the children to understand some of the foundations behind our earth at an early age and analysing fossils is an example of that.”

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