Knockbreda Nursery School is committed to the value of environmental education from an early age and in recognition of this, Knockbreda Nursery School is proud to have achieved the Green Flag eco school award.
As part of this work, Knockbreda Nursery School ensures that outdoor learning is at the core of the school curriculum and that the children at our school are aware of their role in ensuring that we look after our environment as best we can.
At the start of the year, all of the children participate in an eco assembly to raise awareness and they participate in creating our Nursery Environmental Review. From this, Nursery decides on our action plan for the year ahead. The children also help to determine an Eco-Code for our school.
Throughout the year, as part of our Nursery Eco Committee all children take part in regular eco meetings alongside staff members, parents and school governors. At these meetings to Eco Committee determine our progress towards the targets set in our action plan.
Knockbreda Nursery School has an allocated clothes bank through the ‘Cash for Clobber’ scheme to encourage and promotes reusing unwanted fabrics as part of our eco school campaign. We welcome parents and neighbours to use this facility for recycling unwanted fabric items. Items that can be accepted include clothing, shoes, curtains, towels, sheets and blankets. In addition to the benefit that this will have on our combined carbon footprint, it will act as a valuable resource when teaching our nursery pupils about caring for the environment.