Greengables Day Nursery celebrate World Environment Day
Children and colleagues from Greengables Day Nursery in Owlsmoor 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 recycling sorting centre and planting seeds to exploring plastic pollution with sea animals and learning about electricity with the help of circuit boards, pre-schoolers from the award-winning day nursery on Yeovil Road were immersed in exciting learning experiences as part of the festivities.
At the setting, children take part in sustainable activities all year round, from crafting with natural and recycled materials 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.
Greengables Day Nursery Deputy Manager, Julia Grant explained;
“We had a brilliant time celebrating World Environment Day and this presented so many teachable moments. This was a real journey of discovery for both the children and staff and we are very proud that they understand the importance of looking after our planet and leaving a positive legacy for generations 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.
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