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Building Each Other Up in Love and Learning

Reception has got fitness in hand

Improving manual dexterity and limbering fingers and hands up for the years of writing ahead is all in a day's work for Reception.

Squeezing and threading may look like fun, but they are essential exercises in the regime to build up hand muscles for writing and drawing. Indeed, it has been said that they need as much training as a marathon runner's legs! The Reception gym is open most days for a spot of gentle toning. Here, our young hand athletes are using a pipette for some simple squeezing activities.