Eco-Schools Green Flag award at Jubilee Wood! We are so proud to share that our Jubilee Wood 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 Kira for leading sustainable initiatives with her team so wonderfully at Jubilee Wood nursery, and for helping the nursery to achieve this award for the first time! Snippets from Eco-Schools' feedback: "We enjoyed reading about your plans for your focus areas on litter, marine and waste. We love the variety of activities that you and your Eco-Committee have included in the Action Plan. This will no doubt support multi-disciplinary skills and shows how integrated environmentalism is in your nursery." "You have provided practical and fun curriculum examples, which impressively build on the projects you have worked on in your Action Plan. This is a great way to add context to your Eco-Schools work, it means young people at your nursery are given the opportunity to learn about important environmental issues and then then chance to work on these issues - a great dual approach. You have used environmental issues to enrich learning and increase engagement with learning in your nursery and this is something to be very proud of." "Your hard work and dedication within the staff team has inspired young people and empowered them with the belief that they can positively impact our planet!" To read more about Acorn's eco approach, click here.