Woodlands Pre-school in Hemel signs up to 'Surfers against Sewage' to encourage people to ditch single use plastics

Surfers Against Sewage is a marine conservation charity working with communities to protect oceans, waves, beaches and marine life

Friday, 7th May 2021, 3:18 pm

A pre-school in Hemel Hempstead has signed up to the Surfers against Sewage campaign in a bid to encourage people to stop using single use plastics.

Woodlands Pre-school, in Warners End, tries to limit its negative impact on the environment and when they heard about this campaign the pre-school was eager to sign up.

Surfers Against Sewage is a charity tackling plastic pollution and protecting the UK's coastlines for all to enjoy safely and sustainably.

Woodlands is an eco-friendly and environmentally conscious pre-school

Clare Wilkie, owner of Woodlands Pre-school, said: "We have always been an eco aware nursery, we try to use wooden things more than plastic.

"We like to teach children about recycling and we have always been quite eco-conscious, so when I saw this campaign, which encourages you to ditch single use plastics, I thought it would work well with what we are already doing.

"We swapped the plastic milk bottles for glass ones, and stopped using single use antibacterial bottles, instead opting for refillable, environmentally friendly ones.

"We also teach the children about the wonders of nature and how we can look after the planet and all the creatures that inhabit it.

"We have planted these bee bombs to encourage the bee population within our area, as they are an at risk species.

"We also teach the children to respect nature and their environment and we use lots of natural elements within our daily play.

"We are taking on new children, so if anyone is interested they can contact me on 07949 513404, we can take children aged two to five."

Woodlands is an eco-friendly and environmentally conscious pre-school and they also recently took on a project to welcome more wildlife into the garden and help with the conservation of bees in Britain.