Children and nursery practitioners from Bright Horizons at 24 St Swithin recently joined the Queen’s Green Canopy tree planting initiative in Aberdeen.
The youngsters and team from Bright Horizons planted their tree in the Queens Terrace Gardens and were joined by two council officers from the Aberdeen City Council.
As well as joining in with the initiative, the nursery also accepted donations of welly boots from Aberdeen International Airport, who partnered with The Royal Horticultural Society to support their Greening Great Britain campaign. The nursery used the donations of wellies for the children to be able to use as another object for planting.
Helen, Nursery Manager at Bright Horizons at 24 St Swithin, said: “We are delighted to play our part in enhancing the environment of our city and we are proud to be continuing the Queen’s Green Canopy legacy efforts. This area is so important to the community, and we use it so often with the children.
“It's important that we all work together towards a greener and more sustainable tomorrow. We have an ‘Eco- Schools’ programme in place at our nursery that is designed to rally and unite our young people to make realistic but dynamic change, creating positive impacts for our planet now. This year we are pleased that we are working closely with Aberdeen City Council on a number of projects to ensure we play our part in maintaining the beauty of the Queen’s Terrace Gardens for our whole community to enjoy. We’ll be out litter picking and next month we’re looking forward to planting more flowers.”
Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Councillor Ian Yuill said: “The Council is delighted to have passed one of the Queen’s Green Canopy trees to Bright Horizons nursery. We know the youngsters will take great care and pride looking after it.”
Providing children with the best start in life is at the core of everything the team at Bright Horizons do. For more details on our passion for sustainability within our nurseries please visit here.