We are so proud to share that our Kents Hill nursery has achieved their 2022/23 Eco-Schools Green Flag Award with Distinction!

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 young people 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 Charlotte for leading an enthusiastic and dedicated eco-committee at Kents Hill nursery! Charlotte took on the eco-lead role in July 2022 and so it is very impressive how much she has helped to achieve in a year!

Snippets from Eco-Schools feedback:

"You have worked with a variety of different individuals and organisations including your local care home, relying on their expertise and passion to enrich and inform your Eco-Schools journey. No doubt this was a mutually beneficial experience for all, as these individuals and organisations must have also been inspired by your dedicated Eco-Committee."

"Your garden sounded a huge success with lots of healthy vegetables grown – well done! This is what the best forms of climate action are about – impactful but achievable things that create a positive experience and prompt more action. We love this!" 

"It was also wonderful to read you had supplemented your environmental learning with your natures walks – they sounded brilliant! Thank you so much for submitting such a terrific application. We have loved reading about your journey and are incredibly impressed by all you have achieved. We have no hesitation in awarding you an Eco-Schools Green Flag with Distinction, congratulations! "

To read more about Acorn's eco approach, click here