Wise Owl Nursery Goes Green!
Children and staff at Wise Owl Private Day Nursery on Old Brumby Street in Scunthorpe are proud to announce that they have achieved the Bronze award presented by Eco-Schools, England.
Staff within the Nursery have worked hard to educate the children on how to become more economically friendly and to help the environment following the guidelines from the Eco-Schools project. The children have been taught to recognise the Eco-Schools Rupert Bear who has been assigned to various notices around the Nursery reminding the children of the importance of turning off taps and switching off lights when nobody is in the room.
To expand on their learning and on becoming eco-warriors the children enjoyed a trip on the bus to the local supermarket. They were taught about the importance of using a bus or by walking to get places in order to reduce their carbon footprints. They also learnt where different foods came from and were able to buy some seeds in order to plant some vegetables themselves.
When planting the seeds the children were taught by members of the Eco-Committee about the importance of watering the seeds to make sure that they will grow. This was done by using recycled water which had been collected in bottles and watering cans from the rain. The children were taught about the importance of saving water and they also learned how this can prevent droughts. A member of staff said "The children really enjoyed this activity and I'm not going to lie so did I!"
Wise Owl Eco-Committee have meetings every month to discuss more ways to make the nursery become more economically friendly. As they are made up of both staff members and children they explore ways to learn and have fun at the same time.
The children are going to bring in recycled materials from home in order to make pictures and colour pictures for Halloween. Also as it is Autumn we are going to teach the children the importance of trees with a nice walk around the woods.
As an eco-friendly Nursery Wise Owl intend to strive to achieve the best they can. They are currently working towards their silver eco-schools award and hope to have reached green flag stage by 2013. Watch out for more on their success!