Bute Cottage Nursery School is the proud owner of the prestigious Platinum ECO flag—ie. 6 green ECO flags and going for the seventh! This ECO work is an integral part of our teaching and learning at Bute Cottage and really benefits from your co operation.
The criteria for awarding the Green ECO Flag is very exacting and comes under a range of headings:
We encourage the children to become ‘ECO helpers’ in school and help with a range of jobs in nursery such as checking dripping taps and paper towels on the floor; recycling paper, card and plastics; gardening jobs and walking or cycling to school. For those children who help in this way we have a special ECO tee shirt for them to wear in school and celebrate their contribution.
You can get involved too: if you and your child come to nursery without using the car they can put a GREEN name on the registration board and get an ECO sticker. You can see there is a rack to keep your bikes and scooters safe in the front garden, next to the clothes bank.
Don’t forget the clothes recycling bank! There are bags available in school that you can fill with clothes, bedding, shoes, etc that you no longer need. These are re-cycled in a number of ways, and the school receives some money as an incentive. It all helps with the School Fund!
Any cardboard boxes that you don’t want don't need to be recycled at home - you can bring them to school where the children will up-cycle them, maybe using glue and paint to make a wonderful creation, and then you get them back again with an additional inspiring story!
Our Annual ECO Fashion Show will takes place every Autumn and we are continually amazed at the imaginative and creative costumes made by families with their children at home!
There are MANY ways you can help with this important ECO work at home!
Here is our latest ECO project: Toilet Twinning.
While talking and learning about how we need to look after water and not waste it from the tap, we can help those less fortunate than us.
Have a look at the Toilet Twinning website to see how it works.
And here is a fun song to help you introduce it to your children ..