The children were soon jostling for position to get the best view and listen to Ben tell them they would be allowed to climb on the machines as part of our digger playgroup class activities!

Diggers came to Holy Apostles’ Pre-school!

We were so excited when Tommy’s Daddy, Ben O’Connor, asked if the pre-schoolers would like the opportunity to climb up onto a real digger!

Ben owns a plant hire company, O’Connor Plant Hire, and was happy to bring some diggers to Holy Apostles’ Preschool to enhance our digger experience. We had a planned topic and playgroup class activities on machines and diggers which was in response to observing the children’s interests.  

The children were very excited when the digger and forklift trucks arrived!

The children were soon jostling for position to get the best view and listen to Ben tell them they would be allowed to climb on the machines as part of our digger playgroup class activities!
Ciara was keen to clamber up on the digger and try her hand at ‘operating’ the controls as part of our digger playgroup class activities!

The children were soon jostling for position to get the best view and listen to Ben tell them they would be allowed to climb on the machines. Ciara was keen to clamber up on the digger and try her hand at ‘operating’ the controls!  

The children watched excitedly as the forklift truck was fully extended – not by a pre-schooler, I hasten to add! 

Jasmine showed no fear in trying out the range of levers on the digger as part of our digger playgroup class activities!
Jasmine showed no fear in trying out the range of levers on the digger as part of our digger playgroup class activities!

Jasmine showed no fear in trying out the range of levers on the digger; I think she would have loved to scoop up a bucketful of earth! She was very inquisitive about the controls.  

The biggest surprise was finding that there was a button which operated the horn! I think our neighbours had a bit of a wake-up call today! 

Mia and Freya loved being in the digger cab together as part of our digger playgroup class activities; Freya looks ready to pull the levers!

Mia and Freya loved being in the digger cab together; Freya looks ready to pull the levers!  

What fun! Tommy and Olive are able to have a seat on the digger scoop as part of our digger playgroup class activities!

What fun! Tommy and Olive are able to have a seat on the digger scoop!  

Alfie and Jude can’t quite believe their luck in hitching a ride on the digger scoop as part of our digger playgroup class activities!

Alfie and Jude can’t quite believe their luck in hitching a ride on the digger scoop! 

 Sophia loved her turn on the digger and enjoyed pulling the levers as part of our digger playgroup class activities!

Sophia loved her turn on the digger and enjoyed pulling the levers! 

The children had the most amazing time, and the following week when the road near Preschool was being resurfaced the children showed great interest in the process and machines.  

The children loved receiving their goodies after the visit – Ben ensured the experience would be remembered by the gift of a keyring, pencil, drawing pad and balloon! 

Our thanks to Ben O’Connor of O’Connor Plant Hire who made the experience possible! 

Would you like to see what else we’ve been up to? 

If you’d like to learn more about the exciting playgroup class activities our children have the opportunity to enjoy at Holy Apostles’ Preschool – from story-making with Stickman to going on a bear hunt and more, be sure to visit our blog and the About Us page on our website. 

And if you would like to talk with us about enrolling your child at our pre-school, do not hesitate to get in touch. You can also take a virtual tour of the school here