Today, I popped by Fraserburgh South Park Nursery class. They opened the door to the outdoor area and this was the view…

I can only describe the makeover as a party costume! Isn’t it amazing! Let’s have a closer look…

One of the children’s grandparents made the fishing net and the rope was used to attach it to the fence. Fraserburgh is a fishing port so it’s a lovely community connection.

I like how the ropes were left dangling for the children to play with. They can attach things to the ropes or weave the ropes through the net and fence.

A variety of different materials have been used for weaving. I love the use of netting on the nets!

The weaving of different materials continued on a different theme on the nursery gate and nearby fence. This time, unwanted reflective material were used…

Now imagining walking up to this gate for the first time. What a positive and inviting message it sends about the nursery.

The recycling continues in other ways too. All the children in the whole school have their own planter made from discarded milk bottles.

Apparently there was some experimentation with the design and this upside down model seems to be most effective. The bottles have been decorated with tissue paper and pvc glue.

Altogether the visual effect is rather fetching.

The butterflies were also part of a whole school fence decorating approach (I’ll blog more about this soon).

There’s been a recent trend in education catalogues to supply funky mirrors. The reverse can be used for painted on too. See the whiteboards in the final photo.

Look at this beautiful sculpture that was made by a local artist. Whilst it’s not on the wire fence it’s perched beside the wooden shelter fence.

Can you work out the species of bird and the material it’s made from?

If I get enough guesses I’ll post the answer…!

Finally, a big “well done” to the children and staff at this school. It certainly made my day seeing a fence “facelift” like this.

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tomsensori May 16, 2011 at 21:19

Julie, I would say a cormorant made from plastic pipe.


Juliet Robertson May 17, 2011 at 08:56

Thanks Tom

I wonder what others would think.


child central station May 17, 2011 at 15:57

I love what they have done!


Centers and Circle Time May 18, 2011 at 15:27

Aww, I love the use of all the materials! The jugs were my favorite!


Mama Pea Pod May 24, 2011 at 20:49

How wonderful! A fantastic ongoing outdoor play experience for the children with the loose ropes, and a great way to brighten up an otherwise dreary school fence! Very clever!

Thanks so much for linking this up to Outdoor Play! I hope we’ll see you again soon!


Juliet Robertson May 25, 2011 at 12:51

You’re welcome! It was all the school’s work.


Juliet Robertson May 25, 2011 at 12:52

OH and Tom Sensori is correct! It’s a plastic drainpipe and a cormorant!


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