News >> Devonshire Day Nursery Mark World Environment Day

Devonshire Day Nursery mark World Environment Day

Children and colleagues from Devonshire Day Nursery in Chiswick were delighted to celebrate World Environment Day with a series of themed activities, following the news that the setting had gone ‘Climate Positive’ after saving more greenhouse gas emissions than it generates.

From creating their own planters and hanging baskets for the garden using recycled materials and filling them with flowers to enjoying a ‘mother nature’ themed dress up day, pre-schoolers from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Bennett Street were immersed in exciting learning experiences as part of the festivities.

At the setting, children take part in sustainable activities all year round, from planting and growing vegetables to creating habitats for wildlife, leading them to earn a prestigious ‘Green Flag’, the highest accolade in the internationally-recognised Eco-Schools programme, which is awarded for exceptional environmental awareness and conservation practices.

Devonshire Day Nursery Manager, Emmy Avery explained;

“We had a wonderful time celebrating World Environment Day and are delighted to officially be climate positive. Respecting and caring for the planet is an important lesson which we believe will stand the children in great stead for life, and the eco-activities we are doing in nursery now will be their legacy for years to come.”

World Environment Day is celebrated annually on 5 June and is the United Nations' principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment.

For more details about our Environmental record and new initiatives click HERE.