Warwick Nursery School prides itself on its ‘Eco-School’ status.
What does it mean to be an Eco-School?
The Eco-Schools status is a mark of our commitment to improving the environment, whilst simultaneously being a positive role model for the children at our school, and their families. We proactively look for ways to increase our recycling and decrease our negative impact on the world around us.
We are committed to reducing plastic, for example. It is not unusual for our children to get a little wet or mucky during their play, but if they need to change their clothes we supply a reusable bag for the dirty ones to travel home in. We simply ask that this is returned at the earliest opportunity so that it can be used again, to avoid the need for single use plastic bags. We are also dedicated to sorting out rubbish during the day, and recycling everything that is able to avoid the general waste. Staff even make trips in their own time to drop off used crisp packets from packed lunches at TerraCycle® points.
We have an Eco committee, with parents, staff, governors and community volunteers as members who meet termly to discuss and plan new initiatives.
We plan opportunities for children to take part in gardening activities, growing food for snacks and cooking activities and looking after our garden. We also take part in national initiative such as ‘Switch off fortnight’, and share eco tips with families through our Warwick Nursery School App.
Wherever possible we encourage our families and local community to take a keen interest in our environment, and to understand the long term impact of our day to day choices.