Keeping our planet safe

All CALA ELC and SAC settings ensure that through play-based learning and embedded in our vision, values and aims, children and young people have the opportunity to learn about caring for our planet. Many of our settings have been awarded their Eco-schools Green Flag.

As part of their Eco Journey, the inspiring children and young people that attend CALA’s Junior World Childcare (School Aged Childcare) frequently run different ECO projects within the setting and the community. The latest has involved making a poster on soft plastic recycling for the local COOP, along with an ocean-themed painting/display that can be viewed by visiting the COOP in Nairn Highstreet.


The Scottish Youth Parliament, Children’s Parliament, and Scottish Parliament are currently encouraging children and young people from across Scotland to take part in nation-wide climate meetings with MSPs to ensure their voices are heard as part of the debate on the climate emergency in the coming weeks. Click here for further information

In conjunction with this, the children decided to write to local MSP Drew Hendry and have been thrilled to receive not only a personal video response from Mr Hendry congratulating them on their achievements but one that was filmed from the Houses of Parliament in London.

On behalf of the staff at Junior World and Care and Learning Alliance, we would like to thank Mr Hendry for taking the time to send the children and young people this meaningful response.

Click on the video below to hear Mr Hendry’s reply to the children