Pre-school children from RAF Brize Norton Pre-School – and their teddy bears – were in for a treat last Friday afternoon, when they were invited to Annington’s new development in Carterton, West Oxfordshire, which will provide 135 new homes on the site of former MOD homes linked to RAF Brize Norton.
The pre-schoolers, aged between three and four, were invited to participate in a fun-filled morning of activities, including a teddy bears’ picnic. They were the first to play-test the development’s large play area and explore the varying levels of play equipment, which includes a balance beam, fun disk, trampoline, swing, and a variety of climbing and balancing equipment.
They also listened to a talk from a member of the site team, where they learnt lots about diggers alongside other construction equipment and tools. Part of the talk involved a digger ‘show-and-tell’, where the children had the opportunity to watch a real live digger in action.
After all the excitement, the pupils enjoyed a traditional teddy bears’ picnic, where they sat down to eat finger-sandwiches, cupcakes and an assortment of fruit.
Emma Toner, a teacher at RAF Brize Norton Pre-School, commented: “I would like to thank Annington for providing our pupils with such a special opportunity. The children thought the play area was fantastic and were delighted to find out more about the diggers that they so enjoy watching through the fence.”
Charlotte Marinos, Senior Project Manager at Annington, adds: “Our aim for the development is to establish a thriving community, perfect for young and growing families. Seeing the children enjoying the play equipment and picnic in our green spaces has proven to us that we are well on our way to achieving this goal.”