Kindy pupils take part in Life Education bus visit

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Harold the Giraffe has become a hero to Oxford Kindergarten pupils after they visited the Life Education bus at East Gore School this week.

Kindergartens do not normally get visits from the mobile educational programme, but East Gore School invited its junior counterparts to attend.

The visit by the kindergarten pupils fitted in with the two educational facilities’ Transition to School programme, East Gore School principal Wendy Kitto said.

The aim to positively transition kindergarten pupils to schools was helped by contact with the school.

Visiting the Life Education bus enabled the kindergarten children to become familiar with the learning their school counterparts were taking part in, thus helping with the transition, Mrs Kitto said.

Oxford Kindergarten head teacher Katrina Blondell said the majority of the kindergarten’s pupils went on to East Gore School.

The kindergarten and school were taking part in the Bucket Filler programme, which involved pupils having an imaginary bucket on their head that was filled by positive comments but depleted by negativity, Mrs Kitto said.

The programme helped pupils learn through tough times and built resilience.

This year, Life Education celebrates its 30th birthday.