Celebrating World Bee Day at Meadow View Day Nursery
Young environmentalists from Meadow View Day Nursery in Newport Pagnell were delighted to take part in a series of themed activities to celebrate World Bee Day.
From tasting locally-sourced honey and making shortbread bee biscuits to showcasing their creativity by designing picture masterpieces with yellow and black materials, children from the day nursery on Westbury Lane showed their appreciation for the insects and learnt more about why they are so important for the environment.
It is for such learning opportunities and initiatives that Meadow View have been awarded a prestigious Green Flag award as part of the internationally-recognised Eco-Schools scheme, the highest accolade is the programme, which is given for exceptional environmental conservation and awareness practices.
Meadow View Day Nursery Manager, Liz Hofman explained;
“The children had a brilliant time taking part in the World Bee Day activities and this provided an excellent chance to learn more about the natural world around us. Bumblebee populations are currently in decline, yet pollination is vital to ensuring our ecosystems survive, so we wanted to mark this day to raise awareness and celebrate the crucial role that they play.”
To emphasise the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to the planet, the UN designated 20th May as World Bee Day.