Press release from Tops Day Nurseries
Tops Day Nurseries in Bournemouth have recently received a silver award as part of the Eco-Schools award. Eco-schools is the largest educational programme on the planet, reaching globally 19.5 million children spanning over 67 countries.
The programme provides a framework for learning and action around nine topics – biodiversity, energy, litter, global citizenship, healthy living, school grounds, transport, waste and water. It follows a very simple seven-step process to lead schools on their journey to achieving a Green Flag Award.
Stacey Nash, Nursery Manager at Tops Bournemouth, based on-site at Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital said “As a company we are looking at ways to teach the children how to recycle and reuse, which is why we have been working so hard on achieving our Eco-Schools status here at Tops Bournemouth. The Eco-Schools programme enables the children to look at ways to help save the planet on a smaller scale.
We do not plan to stop here and we have already started working towards our Green Flag Eco-Award.”
In order to receive a Green Flag recognition, nurseries need to undertake steps 5 and 6 of the Green Flag criteria. These involve monitoring the effectiveness of the Eco-Schools topic actions by collecting data, sending out surveys, with before and after photos, etc. Findings would then be communicated within the nursery and displayed on the eco-board.
The nursery would then also need to agree on an environmental statement that is drawn up by the children. The Eco-Code would reflect the topic actions being worked on and would be displayed on the eco-board.
Children at Tops Day Nurseries are encouraged to be considerate with their actions by recycling and caring for the environment just as part of everyday play and being in the nursery.
Tops Day Nurseries believe in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible world for all. They aim to achieve this through educating the children of today, so that they, in turn, can influence the way future generations live.