Eco-Schools Green Flag award at Shenley! We are so proud to share that our Shenley 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 Hayley for leading an enthusiastic and dedicated eco-committee at Shenley nursery, and for helping the nursery to achieve this award for the first time! Snippets from Eco-Schools' feedback: "It was amazing to see how your Eco-Committee maximised the impacts of their Eco-Schools work by reaching out to their local parish council to work together. It’s a great initiative to start involving the wider community!" "It’s also wonderful to see that even though the children are small, they are still being heard." "Your Action Plan shows that your Eco-Committee have carefully considered how they can involve their entire nursery in their planned Eco-Schools’ activities to achieve maximum impacts." To read more about Acorn's eco approach, click here.