Maidstone enriches young minds
Young Wouldham pupils were all eyes and ears when a staff member from Specsavers in Maidstone paid their school a visit to teach them about the eye.
Kerry Poole, assistant manager at Specsavers in Maidstone, held an educational talk at Wouldham CEP School and spoke to the younger stage classes about how the eye works. Specsavers also donated old frames and posters to the school for their “opticians role play area”.
Year 1 teacher, Karen Stroulger says: ‘It was great having an optics professional in class to give the children a detailed insight into eyes – they were engaged throughout the talk and asked lots of questions. I’d just like to thank Kerry for taking the time to come in and speak to our pupils.’
Kerry says: ‘It’s important we teach children about eyesight from an early age, as it’s a vital part of their lives.
‘By educating children about the eye and showing them how we do eye examinations, we can make parents more aware of their importance and encourage them to take their children for regular sight tests. It was a great experience at Wouldham CEP School and I hope the children enjoy applying their new knowledge of the eye in their own opticians area!’