Earth Day 2024

This year’s  Earthday celebration at Whatley provided an opportunity to bring communities together to foster environmental awareness and stewardship among the younger generation. A group of year six children from Malmesbury Primary School joined us for the day along with their teacher.

The initiative to invite children from Malmesbury Primary School into the gardens of Whatley not only offered them a hands-on learning experience but also underscored the importance of understanding and preserving our natural habitat. This immersive approach, led by Head Gardener Mike Adams and his team, provided a tangible connection between the theoretical aspects of environmental education and the practical, everyday actions that can make a difference.

The involvement of the children in activities such as the nature treasure hunt and the making of wildflower bombs was an ingenious way to engage their curiosity and enthusiasm for nature. These activities, beyond being fun and educational, served to instil a sense of responsibility towards the environment. The experience was enriched by the children’s opportunity to contribute their ideas on sustainability, demonstrating that even the youngest members of our community can offer valuable insights into conservation efforts.

This event highlights the effectiveness of interactive, experiential learning in cultivating an eco-conscious mindset. The collaboration between Whatley Manor and Malmesbury Primary School exemplifies how environmental education can extend beyond the classroom and into the community, creating a more profound and lasting impact. By celebrating Earthday in such an inclusive and participatory manner, Whatley has set a commendable precedent for how businesses and communities can work together to protect our planet for future generations.

Magaly Etter, ESG Manager commented on the day “It was a wonderful opportunity to join forces for positive change this Earthday”




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