At Berryfields Day Nursery in Aylesbury, pre-schoolers have been showcasing their care for the environment by taking to the local area to pick up litter with community volunteers.
Having been inspired by the Great British Spring Clean, the country’s largest litter picking initiative organised by Keep Britain Tidy, children from the newly-opened setting on Nimrod Street were delighted to take to the pathways with the ‘Berry Pickers’, a local litter picking group, working together to remove the rubbish which was they appropriately disposed of.
Back inside, children took part in themed activities and explored books to learn more about the negative effects of litter both on land and sea, as well as the ways they could help.
At Berryfields, children take part in sustainable activities all year round as part of the international Eco-Schools curriculum, from planting and growing vegetables to crafting with natural materials, promoting exceptional environmental awareness and conversation skills.
Berryfields Day Nursery Manager, Jessica D’Arcy explained;
“The children had a fantastic time taking part in the Great British Spring Clean and were so excited to tell their parents about the important work they had done. This was a brilliant way of aiding learning on the topic of litter whilst also helping to take care of our community.”
The Great British Spring Clean took place from 25th March to 10th April 2023.
We prioritise the importance of outdoor play at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard. All children at our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery have access to our large, natural garden area on a daily basis as we recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The children enjoy planting vegetables and tasting their produce, served by our dedicated Nursery Chef.
Cedars Day Nursery, Mentmore Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA
Tel: 01525 850200