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Youth Council Climate Change Fund bid success

On Tuesday 21 March evening, a group of students attended an online meeting with a representative from Achieving for Children, who oversees education in Kingston and Richmond.

Some time before Christmas, we submitted a bid to the Youth Council Climate Change Fund, hoping to secure funding to develop a wild garden in school, to sit alongside the projects already being worked on by Mme Larroque and the gardening club. The students involved prepared brilliantly for the meeting, and spoke confidently about their plans. As a result, they were delighted to learn that they have been awarded £1,000 for their project, which they will get started on after the Easter holidays. The students hope to improve the biodiversity of our school site, and also to provide learning (and relaxing!) opportunities for students who want to get involved in the project. Well done to Parnika, Gunjan and Sabah, who all presented, and many thanks to Ms Kaye and Ms Cohen for their support. This funding is in addition to the grant received by the gardening club from Jack Petchey in recognition of the work being undertaken by Amelie in Year 11.