Nov. 3, 2010
-- Children at Dunannie Nursery, part of Bedales Schools, were busy bees this week during a visit from Beekeeper Lesley Morris. Lesley brought samples of honey from around the world for the children to taste and talked about the honey making process using stories from A.A Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh.
The children also had the chance to dress up in the typical attire of a beekeeper while others wore bee masks. The honey tasting session was very popular with samples from as far away as New Zealand and Australia.
Lesley Morris, who works as a Chemistry Technician at Bedales Senior School also did a talk to Reception and Years 1 – 3 as part of the school’s ‘Poetry Week’. During the week children throughout the school wrote poetry based upon the ‘Bee’ theme as the bee forms part of the Bedales Schools logo.
Commenting on Poetry Week, Dunannie Headteacher, Jo Webbern, said: “We were very pleased that Lesley was able to share her hobby and interest with us and the children very much enjoyed her interactive demonstrations and honey tasting sessions. We are looking forward to tasting the Bedales honey when it is ready.
Throughout the week children were inspired to write and enjoy poetry through making and doing as well as being creative writers. Poetry is an excellent tool for developing language skills, expressing emotions and encouraging lateral thinking and just enjoying the rhythm and fun of working with words. You are never too young to enjoy poems. ”
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Bedales is an independent co-educational day and boarding school located in the Hampshire countryside which focuses on educating the whole person. The school consists of Bedales which is the senior school, Dunhurst is the junior school and Dunannie (http://www.bedales.org.uk/dunannie.html
) is a pre-preparatory school.