Quaggy Development Trust have been awarded a coveted Eco-Schools Green Flag.
The children at Quaggy Nursery have earned an international accreditation, recognising their amazing work in making their nursery more environmentally friendly and raising eco-awareness. Not only did we gain this award, we passed the accreditation with distinction.
Eco-Schools is an international education programme that prompts young people to explore sustainability and climate change and take action.
Pupils at Quaggy collaborated with staff to conduct an environmental review, assessing how eco-friendly their nursery is. They reviewed everything from the school’s recycling practices, to energy usage, to how environmental themes are covered in classrooms. Building on their findings, the pupils and staff planned activities that would up their green-credentials.
The group connected their work to 3 Eco-Schools topics:
Activities included making bug hotels, planting beans to take home, working on our allotment, saving water activities and much more.
Parents reported that the children were talking about the experiences and encouraging family members to save water and turn off the taps at home.
Eco-Schools England Manager, Adam Flint, said: “Earning an Eco-Schools Green Flag Award takes passion, commitment and a desire to make a difference. Children should be proud of their great work. They’re an inspiration and it makes us feel heartened and positive about the future of our planet.”
To learn more about Eco-Schools head to www.eco-schools.org.uk
To find out more about Quaggy and how we are helping the environment visit our eco hub.