We are so proud to share that our Brafield nursery has achieved their 2023 Eco-Schools Green Flag Award!

This award is an international accreditation that recognises young people's environmental actions! The programme itself empowers and engages young people (as well as staff teams and therefore families) in important environmental issues, teaches great responsibility and generates a sense of community, as well as develops the skills and knowledge children need to play an active role in protecting our environment now and throughout their lifetimes!

Congratulations to all the children and the staff at the nursery and a big well done to their eco-lead Emily for leading sustainable initiatives with her team so wonderfully at Brafield nursery, and for helping the nursery to achieve this award for the first time!

Snippets from Eco-Schools' feedback:

"We were impressed with the way you conducted your environmental review! You held a discussion with the children, to answer the questions. The review gave you the chance to find what the children were interested in and what ideas they had. Your action plan focused on topics children were excited about, like biodiversity, healthy living, and litter. This will increase their engagement and allow them to take ownership of the programme, even at a young age!"

"From the beginning of your Eco-Schools journey you have shown how the programme can be delivered in an early years setting, so we are delighted to award you an Eco-Schools Green Flag, congratulations - you are fantastic ambassadors of the Eco-Schools programme."

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