THE GREEN flag is flying at a Rugby nursery after it won a prestigious eco-award for the second year running.
Nature Trails Day Nursery in Cawston has been awarded a Green Flag with distinction as part of the international Eco-Schools programme, following an ongoing environmental project and a year-round curriculum of ‘green’ topics involving children of all ages.
The accolade, which is the highest achievement in the international programme, recognises sustainable initiatives at the nursery, which include growing vegetables, creating habitats for wildlife, crafting with natural materials, litter picking sessions and caring for pet ducks.
Nature Trails also has its own dedicated Eco-Committee led by Deputy Manager Kelly Lawson, and made up of a number of pre-school children who take a lead role in ensuring the rest of nursery is environmentally considerate by ensuring resources like paper aren’t wasted, taps are not left running and that knowledge is shared.
Kelly Lawson said: “We are so proud of our Eco-Schools journey and are thrilled to receive the Green Flag with distinction for the second year running.
“The children absolutely love taking part in the activities and this award is testament to that. We believe this programme provides so many valuable learning opportunities and educational messages which will stand our pre-schoolers in brilliant stead for the rest of their lives.”
An Eco-Schools representative said: “Well done for looking after your ducks so well. Your knowledge on growing healthy produce has helped to keep your wildlife happy.
“Your Eco-Code is beautifully designed, and easy to follow with a powerful message. It’s a great reflection of the ethos your Eco-Committee has created – well done to all involved!”