The Little Downsend generation is an inspiration to us all, taking their responsibility to make the world a more sustainable place very seriously. We work in tandem with our children to give them a global perspective, appreciating their place in the world, and providing the impetus to make change for the better.
Each Little Downsend has environmental goals, each achieving RHS Garden Awards and the Eco School Green Flag Award for growing their own fruit and vegetables. The Eco-committee is active, vocal and imaginative. Recently during Earth Week, children were encouraged to reflect on environmental challenges and to think of ways to make change and solutions to environmental problems. Bug hotels, wildflower planting, energy conservation, a focus on single use plastics, worm hotels, bird feeders and scavenger hunting – the ideas are endless and enthusiastically implemented!
Alongside this collective approach, we encourage children to have perspective, to think about the bigger picture to find solutions to their own problems. We find this approach develops resilience, flexibility and the ability to cope with change.