Archive for the ‘Eco Schools’ Category

Rag Bag Collection – Monday 10th June

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Rag Bag Collection at BEYC  Monday 10th June, helping the environment by ensuring less material goes to landfill. BEYC will also be paid for every kg recycled. For more information:


Wrigley Litter Less Campaign – THANK YOU

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

A big thank you to all staff, children, parents and members of our community who have supported BEYC in our participation in the Wrigley Litter Less Campaign over the last few months. We have now submitted our final report for the Campaign and it was fantastic to discover that the amount of litter we found actually decreased each time. (and also the number of trolleys in the burn went down from 8 to 1!) We saw a heron bird near the water for the first time on our walk on Wednesday.  The children were really happy about this as they will often mention that litter is dangerous for animals and birds.   We enjoyed a “Green Day” on Wednesday to celebrate being awarded another eco green flag and this also coincided with a day of litter picking in the nursery grounds as part the National Spring Clean with Keep Scotland Beautiful.  Lovely to see Eric the dog again too.


Eco day 24th April

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Wrigley Litter Less Campaign
As well as our last Wrigley Litter Less Campaign Litter walk at 9am on the cycle path and also the Keep Scotland Beautiful National Spring  Clean taking place in our grounds all day, Miss Heenan, Mrs Ola and Margaret are also organising an Eco day for the 24th April.  This will incorporate the previously mentioned activities as well as other Eco/green activities such as planting seeds and tidying our garden and orchard.  Weather permitting we will have a picnic outdoors and we would ask children to wear the colour green on this day if they wish. Eric the Dog mascot will be visiting too for our Eco day!

We were delighted to find out recently that BEYC have successfully renewed its green flag status for Eco Schools and we hope to receive the report and new green flag to share with you soon.



April & May Newsletter 2019

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Please click the link below to view our April & May newsletter 2019
April and May 2019

New Life at BEYC

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Our chicks arrived at BEYC and were in our story corner for a few weeks. We had a great experience and responsibility while taking care of these animals. This was a super learning experience for the children looking at new life and life cycles. We’re looking forward to seeing this topic expand.

Please have a look at our Sway Link above.  Sway is an online Microsoft presentation programme.  Tap/click on the right arrow to scroll through the presentation and view the photos and videos.  When you see a ‘stack’ of photos, tap/click on each photo to flick through the stack.


Wrigley Litter Campaign – Feb litter walk

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Thanks to everyone who helped on our February Litter Pick, We collected 1kg 500g! 
Henry documented the Litter Walk by wearing our GoPro Action Camera, Press play on the YouTube video below to see the Eco Heroes in action.

Our next Litter Walk takes place on Wednesday 20th March at 1pm. Parent/grandparent help would be most appreciated. Please let staff know if you would like to help. 


Thanks to everyone who helped on our February Litter Pick, We collected 1kg 500g!

Eco Meeting Minuets (Feb 19)

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Click the link below to view the Minutes from February’s Eco Meeting.
Please look out for the date of our next Eco Meeting coming soon. Everyone is welcome.

Eco minutes Feb ’19

”Switch of Day ”

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Energy is one of  our Eco topics. Together with the children, we looked at how small things can make a big difference every day to save energy throughout in our nursery building.
Today we had an amazing day in our center, we turned off the lights for one hour and lit candles in the whole building to save energy.
We have been discussing  with children about heath and safety rules after lighting  the candles in the nursery.
Please see  children’s comments and the photos from our  event ” Switch of day”.

Matthew "I like this black candle. The lights turned off to save energy"

Archie "I also turn off the light at home".
Orla "I like this big one".
Annie "Very pretty."
Jessica, "We can not touch them."
Cooper "Only teaches can touch candles"
Ollie "We can look at them, and I blow out the candles
Ciaran ''I turn off the lights in my house. ''
Indi " I turn off the TV in my home. "
Dylan '' Save energy."




Wrigley Litter Less Campaign Update

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
Our launch day was a great success and had a real community feel as it not only involved our children, staff and parents but also people from our community and children from the eco committee at St Mary’s Primary School.  Councillor Harry Cartmill visited the nursery and Laura White from Sustrans and Councillor Charles Kennedy also joined us on our litter picks on the cycle path.( Daily Record News ArticleWe collected 3kg 800g of litter on our first litter pick and we are hoping with your help to make a difference over the next three months. A big thank you to our parents who came along on our litter picks in January.  We also enjoyed recycling activities and games with Tracey the Tesco Community Champion, West Lothian Cleaner Communities Team and Eric the Dog on our Launch Day.

Please click this link to view WLC video footage of the day
Wednesday 13th February -morning litter pick on the cycle path**
Thursday 14th February-Eco Meeting at BEYC 10am (all parents/carers welcome)
Wednesday 20th March-afternoon litter pick on cycle path** 
Wednesday 24th April-morning litter pick on cycle path **
** parent/carer helpers required. New policy from West Lothian Council means our helpers are required to have a PVG.  If you have a PVG please get in touch as we would really appreciate your help. Thank you


February Newsletter 2019

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Please click this link to view February Newsletter