Bright Horizons at 24 St Swithin Day Nursery and Preschool was one of only two Early Years settings to earn recognition at the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ awards, hosted by Aberdeen City Council on Monday 18th December at The Town and County Hall in the Town House in Aberdeen.
It’s Your Neighbourhood is an initiative implemented by the Keep Scotland Beautiful charity in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). It encourages the community in Scotland to get involved and volunteer to help keep their areas clean and environmentally friendly.
40 groups in total were recognised at the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ awards. Bright Horizons at 24 St Swithin Nursery achieved its certificate for the numerous local environmental activities that its practitioners and children participated in this year such as when they joined the Queen’s Green Canopy tree planting initiative in Aberdeen in May.
The team from the Bright Horizons nursery are now looking after and maintaining the area at Queens Terrace Gardens where they planted the trees and are promoting biodiversity within the local community.
In May, 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 has used the wellies to plant different flowers in their garden area.
Helen, Nursery manager at 24 St Swithin Day Nursery said: “We’re so proud to be recognised by Keep Scotland Beautiful for all our eco activities in Aberdeen. We all love this city and want to ensure that our future generations support and protect our precious green areas. The children have been so enthusiastic about all the projects that we have been involved in. It’s enriching their learning experience and hopefully is helping to make a difference that all generations of locals and visitors can enjoy. We can’t wait to continue in 2024!”
Aberdeen City Council Education and Children’s Services Convener Councillor Martin Greig said: “Well done to the youngsters at the nursery for playing their part in looking after a local green space and we hope they continue to grow their interest in horticulture.”
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