While the older children were completing the children’s outdoor risk assessment one morning, they noticed someone had littered and thrown rubbish into their outdoor area!
They were really shocked and sad to see that someone had carelessly thrown rubbish into their favourite place and reported back to the rest of the group, who wanted to do something about it. They looked at pictures of parks that had rubbish strewn all over, and beaches full of plastic. They told how they felt so sad because they knew the animals could slip in the rubbish or eat it and get it stuck in their stomachs.
They explored ways they could help and make the situation better. Princewill said his mummy recycles at home and lots of the other children said their mummy’s and daddy’s do too, so they decided to use the recycling bins at nursery to sort their rubbish out.
Whilst the children had gone outside to play, someone VERY cheeky came into nursery and littered all over their room! The children got straight to picking the items up and sorting them into piles of ‘paper’ and ‘plastic’.
This issue of littering, especially plastic waste, is a major concern to the planet, which they discussed, and to get the younger generation interested at such a tender age can only be good for the environment.