Junior World Childcare Centre, run by Care and Learning Alliance, have been working hard over the last year to develop the Eco-Schools Scotland Project and are delighted to announce we have received the Green Flag Award.
The Green Flag is a visible indication of commitment to learning for sustainability and an internationally recognised accreditation for excellence in sustainable development education. This is an amazing achievement. With Elena Reid, Childcare Practitioner leading the way, children of all ages, families and many local voluntary organisations have helped us gain this award. There have been a wide range of learning experiences over the year, including litter picks, gardening projects, recycling and upcycling, as well as visitors from Highland Council, Green Hive and Eco Nairn.
We would like to take this opportunity to express a big ‘Thank You’ to everyone involved, especially those who have worked hard on the Eco Committee. Our most recent projects have included the collection of crisp packets for recycling, the continued development of our garden areas and discussion about the use of plastic to upcycle and develop outdoor reading huts.
Jayne Macintosh (Manager) said, “I believe that children of all ages attending the setting are developing responsible citizenship through the different opportunities to engage with the environment and learn what part they can play in helping to actively protect it. Maintaining the Green Flag will be an ongoing project and we excitedly look forward to continuing our Eco-Schools project.”
CALA's Chief Executive Jaci Douglas added, "this is such great news for Junior World and thanks to all the children, staff and other supporters who have helped realise this fantastic achievement."