Thomas Blake, Rori Cullen, Pope Cullen and Jake Herold inspect the tree jumpers.
Thomas Blake, Rori Cullen, Pope Cullen and Jake Herold inspect the tree jumpers. Emma Channon

Trees please kindy kids

HOLDING each other’s hands firmly, two young boys arch their heads skywards to marvel at a tree jumper design.

Choruses of “cool” and “awesome” emanate as the boys point to a cat hiding in one of the colourful tree entries.

The two four-year-olds were among a group of 19 from the Community Kindergarten, who took a break from their playground to suss out tree jumpers in Warwick’s CBD in a special excursion.

The group of parents and children left the kindergarten at 9.15am and walked to Leslie Park, marvelling at the trees on the way.

Community Kindergarten teaching director Jenny Drewett said the children certainly enjoyed themselves.

“It’s good for them to get out of kindy to do something different, be in a different place and cope with new skills,” Ms Drewett said.

“It’s all part of the learning experience.”

The kindergarten has been busy creating their own tree jumper, which proudly hangs on the tree outside Top Two Motorcycles.

One of the popular tree jumpers for the children was the “hey diddle diddle” jumper outside Classic Dimensions, as many recognised the nursery rhyme.

Despite all the excitement along the main streets, Ms Drewett said the highlight of the expedition for the group was the bus ride home.

“Not many had been on a bus and the bus driver took the long way home for them,” Ms Drewett said.

A second group from Community Kindergarten will look at the tree jumpers tomorrow.



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