An insight into eyesight

Opticians from Specsavers in Spalding with children from St Paul's Community Primary School. ANL-141017-152825001
Opticians from Specsavers in Spalding with children from St Paul's Community Primary School. ANL-141017-152825001

Children at St Paul’s Community Primary School in Spalding were paid a visit by local opticians.

Staff from Specsavers, at Hall Place, Spalding, visited the school to talk with youngsters and help develop their understanding of what happens during an eye examination.

Using picture charts, eye patches and an ophthalmoscope, the children had their own opticians in their classroom and were even given the opportunity to use some of the equipment.

Getting into the optical spirit, the children also designed their own specs, before receiving a Gruffalo colouring pad courtesy of the team from Specsavers – a company which was voted the UK’s most trusted optician by a YouGov Plc online survey in July 2013.

Ian Stradling, store director at Specsavers in Spalding, said: “The children really enjoyed learning about the process of eye examinations.

“Hollie and Shakeel did an excellent job of teaching the children about the benefits of eye examinations and helped them to become more familiar with the equipment we use.”

Speaking about the new term, headteacher Kira Nicholls said: “We have been working hard to prepare for the changes required in school, the biggest being the New National Curriculum.

“We are using the new Edison Curriculum but we are keen to continue listening to the children’s thoughts and ideas in what they want to learn about.

“This year, the aim is that each class should have more regular trips and experiences linked to their learning, which will be made possible through school funds and contributions from parents.

“)ur website is good for information on what’s going on in school.”

Visit www.spaldingstpauls.org.uk/