The Rotary Young Environmentalist Competition 2020-21 focuses on encouraging young people to get involved in improving the environment, including novel ideas to impact climate change and reduce carbon emissions.
In spite of many of the schools being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rotary District 1070 had received thirteen individual applications and two group entries – this was more than in 2019-20.
District Governor David Morris presented National Junior Winners Ravensthorpe Primary School with their trophy. The school’s entry had placed first out of 1,650 Rotary clubs across the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Rotary heavily encourages young people to be involved in and to care for the environment. The Young Environmentalist competition is open to students aged seven to seventeen.”
Along with the trophy, the school’s students received a certificate and a £30 Amazon voucher. David was accompanied by Reverend Clive Doubleday, who is the President of Peterborough Ortons Rotary Club.
Clive had entered Ravensthorpe Primary School to the Youth Competition as Club President.
Ravensthorpe pupils had produced an educational and informative video demonstrating how they recycle wasted food from their school’s kitchen. The composted food is used to nourish the school’s vegetable garden.
The second group admission by Peterborough Ortons Rotary was Longthorpe Junior School, which had also produced a video raising awareness of composting food and offering a solution to the issue.
In addition to encouraging young people into getting involved in the environment and developing their communication skills, Peterborough Ortons Rotary is also raising awareness about Rotary’s work with polio.
In spite of many of the schools being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rotary District 1070 had received thirteen individual applications and two group entries.”
During their visit to Ravensthorpe Primary School, Rotarians gave the students 1,000 crocus corms to plant as part of the End Polio Now campaign and so they could join in on the Billion Seed Challenge.
The Billion Seed Challenge, in collaboration with the Together Coalition, was a campaign that took place all across the country throughout October that encouraged communities to come together and plant in order to give back to our green spaces.
Rotary heavily encourages young people to be involved in and to care for the environment. The Young Environmentalist competition is open to students aged seven to seventeen.
For entry forms please contact your local Rotary Club through the Rotary Club Finder.