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Kimbolton student delivers inspiring speech at ‘Restore Nature Now’ march

Published by Kimbolton School on Thursday 27th of June 2024

Upper Prep pupil, Henry D., delivered an inspiring speech to thousands of people during the Restore Nature Now march in London on Saturday 22 June, as part of his role as a Junior Wildlife Ambassador for The Wildlife Trust BCN.


Upper Prep pupil, Henry D., delivered an inspiring speech to thousands of people during the Restore Nature Now march in London on Saturday 22 June, as part of his role as a Junior Wildlife Ambassador for The Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs and Northants. His impassioned addresses at both the pre-march rally in Park Lane and from a mobile sound system, while marching along Piccadilly, were hailed as highlights of the event by those in attendance.


Henry’s confident and powerful delivery captivated fellow campaigners and onlookers. It also earned him an interview on the children’s news program, Sky Kids FYI – meaning his message on environmental conservation and climate action will reach a broader audience, and further amplify the event organiser’s key messages.


The ‘Restore Nature Now’ march, which was conceptualised by renowned naturalist Chris Packham, was a peaceful, family-friendly event that united over 300 nature-focused organisations, including the National Trust, Wildlife Trust, and RSPB, along with numerous local and species-specific charities. Delivering a simple but powerful message to all UK political parties that they must ‘Restore Nature Now’, the march culminated in a rally in Parliament Square, with speeches from various prominent figures including Chris Packham, actress Dame Emma Thompson and wildlife presenter Steve Backshall.


The Restore Nature Now march was designed to shine the spotlight on five key areas:
Giving a pay-rise for nature
Making polluters pay
Delivering more space for nature
Putting a right to a healthy environment in law
Ensuring fair and effective climate action.


Will Chuter, Headteacher at Kimbolton School, said: “We are immensely proud of Henry's achievements and his commitment to environmental activism. His participation in the Restore Nature Now march not only showcased his exceptional public speaking skills, but also highlighted the vital role young people can play in shaping a more sustainable future for our world. Henry's passionate advocacy made him a standout ambassador for The Wildlife Trusts and a proud representative of his school. Well done Henry!”

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