Hebburn nursery children support the community with litter pick as they learn about protecting the planet and encourage others to think twice before littering
Nursery children have been supporting the community and the planet by encouraging recycling and taking part in a litter pick around Hebburn Cemetery.
The group at Nurseytime Hebburn worked with local community group Friends of Hebburn Cemetery to collect two bin bags worth of litter around the area, and are encouraging others to think twice before littering.
After learning about the benefits of recycling and keeping the planet clean, the nursery children were keen to get involved and help in anyway they could.
With the help of Friends of Hebburn Cemetery, who loaned the group litter-picking equipment, the nursery group were delighted to be able to do their bit to support the community.
Elena Wood, Manager of the Nurserytime Hebburn setting, said: “We try to instill a sense of responsibility for the children to protect the environment and encourage recycling.
"The children were asking lots of questions about what happens to rubbish on the ground and how they could help.
“We spoke to John from Friends of Hebburn Cemetery and we agreed this was something the children could do at the cemetery.
"The group loaned us some litter picking tools to make this possible and the children then helped John clean the cemetery and spoke about the importance of why we need to make sure our environment is clean.”
As well as this, the group also made their own recycling boxes to sort plastic and paper within the nursery.