NURSERY SCHOOL - FLOWERS
by
Joyce Grenfell

Children... we're going to do our nice 'Moving to Music' this morning, so let's make a lovely fairy ring, shall we? And then we'll all be flowers growing in the grass.
Let's make a big circle - spread out - wider - wider - just finger-tips touching - that's it.
Sue, let go of Neville - Because flowers don't hold hands, they just touch finger-tips. SUE. Let go of Neville.
And Sue, we don't want GRUMBLERS in our fairy ring, do we? We only want smilers.
Yes David, you're a smiler - so is Lavinia - and Peggy and Geoffrey. Yes, you're all smilers.
QUIET, PLEASE.
Don't get so excited.
And Sue is going to be a smiler too, aren't you Sue? That's better.
George... don't do that!
Now then, let's all put on our Thinking Caps, shall we, and think what flower we are going to choose to be.
Lavinia? - What flower are you?
A bluebell. Good.
Peggy?

  A red rose. That's nice.
Neville?
A wild rose. Well done, Neville!
Sidney? - Sidney, pay attention, dear, and don't pummel Rosemary - what flower are you going to choose to be?
A horse isn't a flower, Sidney.
No children, it isn't funny, it's very silly. If Sidney can't think of a better flower than that we'll have to go on to someone else until he can.
Now then Sue, what are you?
Another rose! Oh I have got a lovely bunch of roses, haven't I? Peggy is a red one and Neville is a wild one, so I expect you are a beautiful white one, aren't you?
Oh, you're another red one! I see... Now then Sidney?
A carrot isn't a fiower, Sidney. Think dear, and don't blow like that. How about a tulip?
A holly-leaf isn't a flower, Sidney. All right, you'd better be a holly-leaf.
Now, children, listen very carefully. Elvis, stop bouncing, please.
No, bouncing isn't dancing, Elvis. Don't argue, dear - just stop bouncing. You watch the others - you'll see.
When Miss Boulting plays her music I want you all to get up on to your tipmost toes, light as feathers, and dance away all over the room where-ever the music
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