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It’s not just about Christmas trees at Kiddi Caru’s Burgess Hill day nursery at the moment, as the children and staff have just received their Gold Green Tree Award from the Woodland Trust.
The Woodland Trust awards Gold to schools that get involved in green activities including tree planting, visiting local woodlands, reducing carbon emissions and recycling. The children at Kiddi Caru in Burgess Hill have done lots of recycling and woodland walks, planted trees and plants and created artwork with natural materials such as twigs and leaves. They have also learnt about the different aspects of the natural world.
Gemma Burnett, Nursery Manager, said: “The children have had a wonderful year learning all about the world around them while achieving the Woodland Trust’s bronze, silver and now gold Green Tree awards as they go. We are already working towards the platinum award too, which the children are very excited about.”
Karen Letten, Woodland Trust schools communications manager, added: “The scheme promotes a range of opportunities, each designed to stimulate a child’s imagination and sustain their interest in woods and trees. The achievements of the school are recognised through an awards scheme in which they receive points for taking part in activities. As they reach milestones within the project they will receive bronze, silver and finally an attractive wooden plaque which acknowledges they’ve achieved the environmental accolade of a gold award.”