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ACS Cobham students awarded for eco projects

Published Thursday 24th of March 2016 02:33:03 PM

Students from ACS Cobham International School have been presented with a Bronze award by Dr Jane Goodall in the final of a prestigious conservation competition. Out of 1,600 schools, ACS Cobham was one of the 12 finalists invited to London Zoo by the Roots and Shoots organisation, which promotes natural conservation and programmes which make a positive impact on the environment and community. The 12 to 13-year-olds from the ACS Cobham Roots and Shoots class and Middle School Librarian Anne Hollyfield, were invited to the Royal Zoological Society to receive an award from renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall. The award recognises the students’ achievements in helping people, animals and the environment. As part of their efforts, the ACS Cobham Roots and Shoots group coordinated various fundraising projects and raised nearly £600 to ‘adopt’ a chimpanzee in The Congo. The eco-aware students also created a recycling and waste information table in the school dining hall and maintained the school vegetable patch. For the ceremony, they created a display to showcase their eco projects and spoke to judges, before being presented with the Bronze award. Ms Hollyfield, who also coordinates the Roots and Shoots class at ACS Cobham, commented: “It really was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Dr. Jane Goodall and it was so inspiring for our students. We’re all very proud of our achievements so far and look forward to our next green project!”
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