Nursery pupils from Little Adventures Nursery, Upminster had an opportunity to investigate a digger up close thanks to Marlborough Highways. Under full supervision, and in small groups, the children had a chance to sit on the digger and learn all about how it works from Marlborough’s Foreman, George Schintee and Supervisor, Dan Kennett.
Marlborough have been improving the footways along Severn Drive, Upminster in partnership with the London Borough of Havering, where the nursery is situated. Marlborough have been working along Severn Drive for some time now, and as a result have got to know the residents and business owners quite well.
As the Little Adventure nursery pupils and staff go on their daily outings, they have been passing the footway improvement works with interest, and always stop and look at the digger in action.
Marlborough finally got to the stage where they were working directly outside the nursery and the children were overjoyed when Marlborough took some time out to bring the digger into the nursery’s car park, so the children could investigate it close up.
Ginny Andreas, Manager of Little Adventures Nursery commented “Having watched the men replacing the pavements recently outside Little Adventurers Nursery, imagine our delight when a digger came into our car park! The children loved sitting on it and they excitedly talked about it for ages afterwards. They even made their own digger with cardboard boxes later in the day, with pedals, controls and a breaker on the bottom of the hydraulic arm! So much fun and learning involved!”