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Recycle Week at Hampstead Gate Day Nursery

Young environmentalists from Hampstead Gate Day Nursery in Milton Keynes were delighted to take part in a series of themed activities for Recycle Week celebrations.

From constructing their very own sorting centre to dispose of rubbish appropriately to making watering cans and monsters using junk modelling materials, children of all ages from the setting on Eelbrook Avenue were engaged in the exciting initiatives, whilst learning about the endless possibilities recycling can offer and why this is beneficial to the planet. 

As part of the festivities, pre-schoolers also showcased their creativity by making a life-sized ‘person’ using both recyclable objects and clothes, whilst younger babies made tunnels for their toy vehicles using boxes, before decorating them with an array of natural materials.

At Hampstead Gate, children follow a curriculum of Eco-Schools topics the whole year round, covering a total of ten topics from water and waste to healthy living and marine life. It is for these continued practices that they have earnt a prestigious ‘Green Flag’ award, the highest accolade in the internationally-recognised scheme, involving pupils in 70 countries.

Hampstead Gate Day Nursery Manager, Elkie Taylor explained;

“We had a brilliant time celebrating Recycle Week and are always thinking of new ways to implement these practices into our everyday routines, from using disposable nappies which are then recycled instead of being sent to landfill, to having reusable water bottles for both children and colleagues. We hope that these teachings will help provide our children with the best possible future, whilst also helping them make positive and informed choices.”

The 19th annual Recycle Week was held nationally from 20th September to 26th September.