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Mini Treasures wins gold for Morden!            

Mini Treasures in Morden has been awarded a gold award by the Woodland Trust for getting involved in green activities including tree planting, visiting a local woodland, reducing carbon emissions and recycling.

The Green Tree Schools initiative, which has seen more than 12,000 schools sign up since it was launched in 2008, offers the opportunity to bring the great outdoors, wildlife and green issues into the classroom.

Schools win awards for participating in green activities, which include tree planting, reducing carbon emissions and recycling. Mini Treasures has planted new trees in their school grounds, visited local woods, reduced their carbon emissions and joined in various other Woodland Trust activities.

Karen Letten, Woodland Trust schools and community’s engagement manager, said: “The scheme promotes a range of opportunities; each designed to stimulate a child’s imagination and sustain their interest in woods and trees. The achievements of the school are recognised through an awards scheme in which they receive points for taking part in activities. As they reach milestones within the project, they will receive bronze and silver certificates and then an attractive wooden plaque which acknowledges they’ve achieved the environmental accolade of a gold award. I hope [Name of school] will now consider going for our next accolade, the prestigious platinum award.”

The Woodland Trust’s vision is to see a UK rich in native woods and trees for people and wildlife. The charity is dedicated to creating new woodland with help from communities and schools, and protecting and restoring ancient woodland for future generations to cherish.

The Woodland Trust is the largest woodland conservation charity in the UK. It has over 500,000 supporters. It wants to see a UK rich in native woods and trees for people and wildlife.

The Trust has three key aims:  i) protect ancient woodland which is rare, unique and irreplaceable, ii) restoration of damaged ancient woodland, bringing precious pieces of our natural history back to life, iii) plant native trees and woods with the aim of creating resilient landscapes for people and wildlife.

 

 

 

 

Innocent Big Grow

The innocent big grow is back. And together with growing experts GIY, we’re giving children  in schools across the UK and Ireland everything they need to get growing and eating their  own veg. 

 

 

Sun Safe Nurseries Award

Sun Safe Nurseries is an initiative developed by the national skin cancer charity, ‘Skcin’ following the launch of Sun Safe Schools which aims to
plant the seeds of sun safety not just at home but in the classroom to
ensure that our children grow up with sufficient knowledge of sun safety
and that nursery aged school children are adequately protected against
the sun’s harmful rays during the hours they are in nursery care.

Established in 2006, the primary objectives of Skcin (The Karen Clifford
Skin Cancer Charity - Registered Charity Number: 1116440) are to
significantly raise awareness of skin cancer with a focus on prevention
and early detection, whilst campaigning for cultural and educational
change.

Skin cancer is the UK’s most common and fastest rising cancer that is
almost entirely preventable if appropriate preventative measures are undertaken. In order to combat the soaring rates of the disease which
is now the biggest cancer killer in young adults aged 15-34, Skcin firmly
believe that education from a young age is key in establishing the
necessary culture change.

Both the Sun Safe Schools and Sun Safe Nurseries Award Schemes have
been specifically developed to provide schools, nurseries, parents and
carers with appropriate sun safety advice and teaching resources that
introduce and reinforce the importance of sun safe messaging to young
children that will impact their lives and those of generations to come,
whilst ensuring that nurseries and primary schools are committed to
fulfilling their duty of care to ensure the safety of children in their care.

 


The RHS Campaign for School Gardening

The RHS Campaign for School Gardening inspires and supports schools to provide children with gardening opportunities to enhance their skills and boost their development.

Our work with schools has shown that the direct benefits of gardening for children are wide ranging:

  • Improves physical and mental well-being
  • Builds life skills such as confidence, teamwork and communication
  • Enhances literacy, numeracy and oracy skills
  • Enriches the entire curriculum from science, maths and geography, to art, design and languages
  • Encourages a better and healthier lifestyle
  • Teaches about the environment and sustainability
  • Helps young people engage with their surroundings better and develop a sense of responsibility


About Healthy Early Years London

Healthy Early Years London (HEYL) is an awards scheme funded by the Mayor of London which supports and recognises achievements in child health, wellbeing and development in early years settings.

Building on the success of Healthy Schools London, HEYL will help to reduce health inequalities by supporting a healthy start to life across themes that include healthy eating, oral and physical health and early cognitive development.

HEYL complements and enhances the statutory Early Years Foundation Stage framework, adding to the focus on children, families and staff health and wellbeing.

The 4 levels of Awards - HEYL First Steps, Bronze, Silver and Gold - can be used to improve and support practice in all Early Years settings:

  • Private, voluntary and independent nurseries
  • Children’s centres
  • Childminders
  • Early Years in schools including schools with two-year old provision
  • Nursery schools
  • Crèches and Stay & Plays

 

National Nursery Recognition Awards

Recognising the best nurseries across the nation.

Making sure our children are happy, safe and having the best experiences possible is a tough job and one that must be recognised. That is why we are the best nursery in the business.