YOUNGSTERS put their creative talents to the test by crafting a masterpiece as part of a wider initiative.

Forest Park Bracknell Day Nursery and Preschool took part in Growing Writers month, which supports children to become 'creative writers'.

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Children were asked to bring in leaves, twigs, shells and household items like cutlery and toys.

This activity is called ‘mark making’, which is important to help children develop their writing skills, by using lots of different materials to create a variety of patterns, lines and shapes and practice their letter formation.

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Laura Gardner, deputy nursery manager, said: "They all had great fun working together to create a masterpiece on the large paper.”

The Bright Horizons’ Growing Writers programme aims to support children on their magical journey in becoming creative writers.