Pupils agree to leave the lit­ter out

The Wokingham Paper - - EDUCATION -

CHIL­DREN at a day nurs­ery in Fin­champ­stead have proved that they care about the world they live in by adopt­ing a no lit­ter pol­icy.

Young­sters at Oak Tree Day Nurs­ery, in Nine

Mile Ride, have been learn­ing about lit­ter and the en­vi­ron­ment, and have been busy de­sign­ing a ‘No Lit­ter Pol­icy’ to com­ple­ment their learn­ing.

Oak Tree’s Eco School Com­mit­tee en­cour­aged all the preschool chil­dren to join in to share their thoughts and ideas. They dis­cussed what rub­bish is and why it is very im­por­tant to put our rub­bish in the bins as oth­er­wise ‘an­i­mals will get stuck’ and ‘ba­bies will eat it’.

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.

Now the whole nurs­ery is fol­low­ing the ‘No Lit­ter Pol­icy’ de­signed by preschool and do­ing their bit to make Oak Tree more en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly.

Deputy to Area Man­ager Joanna Allen-Dann said: “We are proud to hold a Bronze Eco School Award which was recog­ni­tion of Oak Tree’s com­mit­ment to en­vi­ron­ment friendly poli­cies and cur­ricu­lum.

“It was great to see the preschool chil­dren re­ally en­gage in cre­at­ing this pol­icy and it has helped to set a good ex­am­ple to ev­ery­one in the nurs­ery.”

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