Following up on the October 2021 story about Rotary UK’s COP 26 Poster Competition on Climate Change, a poster created by the 11-year-old Willow Blake, a former Year 6 pupil at Aston Rowant Church of England Primary School has been selected to be on display at the high-profile Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. COP26, organised by the United Nations is the world’s foremost conference on Climate Change, which has attracted 25,000 delegates including over 100 Heads of State.
Rotary in Great Britain & Ireland promoted, throughout the UK, the Poster Competition to celebrate the COP26 Conference. The competition was aimed at children aged 10 to 12 years in the upper stages of primary/junior schools. The objective was to raise awareness of Climate Change by inviting school children to design a poster which would convey their message to the world on what needs to be done to make the world a better and safer place for their generation.
Phoenix Community Club, an offspring Thame and District & Rotary, organised the competition locally. Primary Schools were invited to submit posters from their pupils. From almost 4,000 entries from throughout the UK, Willow’s poster was selected as one of the top twenty to be displayed at COP26.
Aston Rowant C of E Primary School were one of the schools that jumped at the chance to take part. Headteacher, Mrs France, said: “Education is all about preparing children for the future and climate change is a key element within that. Our children are actively encouraged to think about what they can do to make the world a better and safer place for their generation. Designing posters for the COP26 Conference on Climate Change is just one opportunity to make a big impact on the world!”
In recognition of Willow’s achievement, Thame and District Rotary has donated £100 to the School’s Environmental Club.
During the time of the pandemic, Rotary Club of Thame & District and Phoenix Community Club members have continued supporting the local community, have been meeting safely online and have been welcoming 10 new members since March 2020. The clubs’ doors are largely open to welcome new volunteer members.
To find out more about the Rotary Club of Thame & District or Phoenix Community Club or how to join, please visit www.thame.rotary1090.org or www.facebook.com/thamerotary or www.facebook.com/phoenixcommunityclubthame or www.instagram.com/thame.rotary or www.instagram.com/phoenixcommunityclub
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