Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Visits to Nurseries and a Care Home too

Photo:Middlewich Guardian
Middlewich Clean Team visited nurseries and a residential care home to share their work with younger and older generations. Chairperson of the Clean Team, Janet Chisholm and committee member, Hilary Jones, made their annual visits to the town’s nurseries in March.The team talked to the children at Playbox Community Centre, Peter Pan, Rainbow Day Nursery, Early Learners Nursery and Tommy Thumbs.about the importance of putting litter bins and the role of Middlewich Clean Team.

As always, they talked to the children about the importance of putting litter in the bin, they let them try out the child-size litter pickers and then everyone sung our song about litter. The children were very attentive, so we hope that when they get older and are out and about they will remember the things they learned. Hilary reported, “Janet and I were really pleased to see how interested the children were in keeping their surroundings clean and tidy. They really enjoyed the role-play and the song at the end left them with a cheerful reminder of the occasion.”

Photo:Middlewich Guardian

This year the Clean Team members also visited Newton Court Care Home to spread the message about the Clean Team’s activities to some of the older members of our community. Janet Chisholm, said it was a very humbling afternoon and added , “It was a pleasure to meet the staff along with some of the community of Newton Court who showed such interest in the work of the Middlewich Clean Team. Middlewich Clean Team is all inclusive and so there is no age barrier. From the youngest to the oldest members of our community they are all important and can become involved. It has been a particularly worthwhile and rewarding time for the MCT with two very special groups at each end of the spectrum showing interest and enthusiasm for our work.”

One or two residents of the home have already been seen out and about picking litter, which proves that everyone, young or old, can do their bit to keep our town clean and tidy.