Two-time environmental achievement at Cedar Park Day Nursery
After working hard to achieve both their ‘Bronze’ and ‘Silver’ awards as part of the Woodland Trust ‘Green Tree Schools’ programme, proud children and practitioners from Cedar Park Day Nursery were delighted to receive their ‘Gold’ certification.
Having taken part in environmental activities such as tree planting and recycling in exchange for points to reach the accreditation, children from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Bridge Farm Road are now working their way towards the prestigious ‘Platinum’ award, which is the highest accolade in the scheme.
The achievement is followed by news of Cedar Park’s second sought-after ‘Green Flag’ award from Eco-Schools for their exceptional environmental awareness and conservation practices, which has been attained through activities such as exploring pollution in the ocean and collecting and using eggs from the pet nursery chickens.
Childbase Partnership Health, Safety & Environment Director, Mark Bird explained;
“Holding two Green Flags is a notably rare achievement amongst the broader Eco-School Community and speaks to the diligence at those settings with regards to environmental education but also our broader leadership credentials in this field”.
Cedar Park is already the proud home to a two and a half acre Forest School, which will be expanded in November with the help of a special tree pack. This includes a small hedge and copse of trees, both individually made up of thirty saplings, which children and colleagues will plant in line with the Woodland Trust initiative.
Cedar Park Day Nursery Manager, Emma Kemp explained;
“We are delighted to have reached two wonderful milestones as part of these separate initiatives, and can’t wait to drive forward more positive change. The children have a great deal of care and respect for the environment which is lovely to see and so much enthusiasm for the Forest School activities which will stand them in brilliant stead for the rest of their adult lives.”