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Children at a village nursery school are taking part in a university project designed to teach them more about their communities and the wider world.

Youngsters at Daisies Day Nursery, Lowdham, were out on Monday listening to the sounds of their community as part of the Me, My Community And My World project.

On a walk to the village green they listened for birds and to the sound of traffic.

They used a video camera specially designed for children to film the walk.

The project, in its first year, is organised by the Mundi Global Education Centre at Nottingham University.

Nursery schools collect information about their communities that is put in an artefact box.

They are paired with a nursery in a different area of the county and swap boxes and visit each other’s communities.

Daisies is one of ten nurseries in the county taking part and has 18 three to five year-olds involved.

The nursery manager, Mrs Alison Pickering, said the film the children took on their walk would go in their artefact box.

“We don’t know anything about the nursery school we are paired with at the moment but, because we are in a fairly rural setting, we think it will probably be somewhere in a large town or city,” she said.

“The idea is that as the children grow up and explore the wider world they find it easier to accept that all communities are different and all families are different.”

At the end of the project all the nursery schools involved will meet and give presentations about what they learned about each others’ communities.

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