Nursery sets up its own mini Asda with help from community champion Sophie

April 30, 2021

These nursery school children love playing shops so much that they've created their own mini-Asda in their role play area.

When our Caerphilly store's community champion Sophie Picton was asked if she could help with the project at Twyn School – which is only two minutes from the store – she donated items including toy checkouts and baskets for them to use.

Sophie said: "The photos they sent in just show just how much they are enjoying their very own Asda. The children are learning how to use money, improve their counting skills and also how important our Asda colleagues are to their community. They were so thankful they even sent me a beautiful card, which the children have all signed."

Nursery teacher Trisha John said: "Asda is our most local supermarket, so the children have a lot of experience of being in a genuine Asda superstore while shopping with their parents.

"We like to give children the opportunity to role play and when we asked the children if they like to have their own Asda they were so excited. We contacted Sophie to see if she could help and she was great. We didn't want to have other branded things in there when they are most familiar with Asda.

"The children have now made a big Asda sign and little pricing labels! They absolutely love it. They are like little old men and ladies in there sometimes – it's hysterical to watch. They are using a tannoy system to put calls out too and they also have someone handing out hand sanitiser – so they're are sticking to Covid rules.

She said the role play was helping the children with their numerical and social skills.

She said: "They are role playing with money, so they are giving out change to the children and they are paying with credit cards too which is exactly what you need in society today. They are working on shape as they have to fit the items into bags and they are learning social and language skills too as they're talking to each other. "

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