Devonshire Day Nursery children showcase award-winning eco skills
After scooping a prestigious ‘Green Flag’ award with distinction from Eco-Schools for their exceptional environmental initiatives, children from Devonshire Day Nursery in Chiswick were delighted to visit their local recycling centre to put their knowledge into practice.
At the recycling centre, children from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Bennett Street sorted their rubbish into the appropriate bins, from plastic to mixed paper and card, whilst discussing what the items may be turned into for re-use, instead of going to landfill.
It is for such activities that Devonshire were awarded the highest accolade in the Eco-Schools programme, following a sustained environmental project and year-round curriculum of ‘green’ topics involving children of all ages, with initiatives including growing vegetables, creating habitats for wildlife, crafting with natural materials and community litter picking.
Devonshire Day Nursery Manager, Emmy Avery explained;
“Our children have a brilliant understanding of the steps we can take to help the planet and are so proud to have their efforts recognised with awards like the Green Flag. Taking part in the Eco-Schools programme has provided so many exciting learning opportunities and gives a level of awareness which we believe will stand them in amazing stead for their adult lives.”
Childbase Partnership has recently been named ‘Early Years Provider of the Year’ by Keep Britain Tidy for earning the Eco-Schools ‘Green Flag’ award in every single nursery setting, a record-breaking sector first, which recognises extraordinary environmental efforts.