Teddy Bear’s Picnic


As Amy came to the end of her time in Primary school in June, our conversations turned to her favourite moments from her 8 years in the school. What surprised me was the simple natiure of her favourite memory – her teddy bear’s picnic in senior infants. When I probed why this stood out she told me that Mrs. Fahy brought in a blanket, they got to go in ‘the field’ (previously forbidden territory), and they got jellies for themselves and their teddies. The icing on the cake was that she got to bring in ‘Trudi’ – her favourite bear 🙂


I’ve written this post as part of Julia Skinner’s 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups. You can find out more about the challenge here.

2 responses to “Teddy Bear’s Picnic

  1. I know there are hundreds of children that have similar memories Pam and will nearly always have a friend with them either real or imaginary. The picnics gave those nervous children a chance to bring that friend ‘with permission’. As always, it is super to see your work here.

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