Young eco warriors help clean up the community

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Staff and children at Mayfield Private Nursery in Crosshill have been working really hard to help keep the community clear of litter.

Along with the council community team, the youngsters pull on their high visibility jackets and grab their litter pickers to collect litter from our local streets.

The children love learning about the importance of keeping the streets clean and being Eco Warriors.

The Nursery has successfully received its 3rd Green flag through Keeping Scotland Beautiful, Eco Schools for all its hard work.

Pamela Hill, Nursery manager, said: “We are encouraging children to become responsible citizens by respecting our environment, creating a new generation which will help to make the world more aware of pollution and the importance of being Eco Friendly.

“By promoting this as much as possible at an early age we hope that as adults the children will make a difference in the future for everyone. The children are our young Scientists, our Environmentalists and Economist.

“Together we can make a difference.”

Pamela continued: “We also had a scarecrow competition where we encouraged parents, children and the community to join us in making an eco friendly scarecrow for our garden.

“The scarecrows were to be made from recycled items rather than it being put in the bin.

“We had a scarecrow parade and some community judges to adjudicate each scarecrow and pick a winner. The event brought the community, parents, children and staff together.

“We all had a fantastic time and it promoted the importance of recycling.”