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Early Years Students Nurture Caterpillars to Butterflies

Our Early Years students have been developing their nurturing skills, caring for caterpillars as they become butterflies.

During the past week, our Early Years students have had the opportunity to develop their nurturing skills, by caring for caterpillars as they turn into butterflies.

The caterpillars arrived in cocoons, and the students were able to watch as they began to wiggle themselves free!

 

 

Once the caterpillars had hatched, our students were able to see them unveil their wings as they had become beautiful butterflies.

 

 

 

 

The students fed the newly hatched butterflies fresh fruit, flowers, and sugared water, to help them gain their strength.

 

 

After a few days, the butterflies had dried out and their wings were healthy and strong. The students went outside to the garden, where they were released into the sunshine.

 

 

This experience allowed our students to develop their nurturing skills, and now they also have experience in how to teach others how to nurture. This is an excellent activity they can run with young children when they go on to work in industry!

 

Would you like to develop your nurturing skills? Discover our Early Years pathway.