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Westwood Day Nursery has won a prestigious Silver award for their efforts to turn their environment a deeper shade of environmental green.
The Ofsted–rated ‘Outstanding’ day nursery in Westwood Business Park is not only well on the way to ‘zero waste to landfill’, it has an Eco-Committee of practitioners and parents who organise and monitor initiatives introduced. There is also an eco-code and litter pledge which is communicated around the nursery.
The children have been involved in a number of eco activities including mini-beast hunting, planting and growing and fruit tasting. They have also enjoyed new resources such as the bird house, bug hotel and hedgehog houses.
Westwood manager Bev Sharpe said:
“Respecting and protecting the environment is an important part of our commitment to give our children the best possible future but we have been surprised by just how many children are fully engaged in these projects.”
“All the children love the activities and are learning so much about maths, science and the environment as they go. We are excited about the levels of collaboration we are seeing between the preschool children and how responsible they are in looking after the plants,” said Bev.
Eco-Schools aims to help make every school in the country sustainable and to bring about behaviour change in young people, and those connected to them, so that good habits learned in schools are followed through into homes and communities.