WWF Summit at Highgrove
The Eco-team of Charlotte Owadally, William Shaw, Isaac Murray, Francesca Squitieri, Carla Fry, Sam Hicks, Jessica Pinkney and Kyra MacDonald had an amazing time at the WWF National Summit at Highgrove meeting other schools, conservationists and most notably Prince Charles. The painted panda named ‘Petunia’ was on display in the gardens and looked stunning. His Royal Highness spoke to all of us for a good length of time and he knows all about our farm, woods and grounds.
It was a very special time- the joy and spontaneity of the children was truly passionate. Our first day was spent undertaking a range of adventurous activities in rain, wind and fleeting bursts of sunshine. We sang songs, listened to stories and enjoyed a lavish BBQ despite even more driving rain! The next day was spent at Highgrove with a tour of the grounds, growing workshops with Tim and Tom culminating in meeting the Prince. A memorable day.
This is a marvellous moment in the history of our school. It’s a wonderful recognition of the many outstanding contributions from staff, children, parents and governors to make the school a better place. I am so proud of everyone who has help in whatever way to make our school such a special, unique place to be.
Message from the WWF to school: "Just a short note to say thank you so much for being part of the Green Ambassadors Summit on Thursday. All the children were so well behaved and engaged. The team are just surfacing again after having to return to the scout centre and taking down the tents, luckily not in the rain! I still can't believe how lucky we were with the weather on Thursday!
The pandas have been collected and will be returned to you this week (I would love to keep them all!), in time for the end of the term. In the meantime, here is the link to the photographs. We do have film footage of each school meeting HRH which we will forward to you soon. "
Painted by Eco club-helped by Julie Turner.
Report by Mr. Owens.