National award for Charlotte's "green" ideas

Charlotte L (U6) whose “green” ideas won the District round of the Rotary Club of Cambridge’s inaugural Young Environmentalist award 2019, has been placed third in the national round of the competition.

Photo: The Leys
Martin Priestley presents Charlotte with her award.
Martin Priestley presents Charlotte with her award.

23rd November 2020 — Charlotte L (U6) whose “green” ideas won the District round of the Rotary Club of Cambridge’s inaugural Young Environmentalist award 2019, has been placed third in the national round of the competition. She is pictured receiving her trophy from Martin Priestley, Headmaster.

Charlotte’s award-winning scheme was a plan to “re-wild” around the edges of spaces in the city, such as Midsummer Common and Parker’s Piece. This would provide habitats and food for birds and insects, increase biodiversity and help to address climate change through the absorption of carbon by vegetation. She was presented with her District round trophy by the Government’s former special representative for climate change, Sir David King, at the Gonville Hotel, Cambridge last year.

The Leys School (Coed 11-18) is a day and boarding school in Cambridgeshire.

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