Britain’s Greta Thunberg to help top eco organisation

By Jill Dando News

One of Britain’s most proactive and award-winning young environmentalists is to run the global social media on work experience with the UK Schools Sustainability Network (UKSSN).

Jack Clark, along with Olivia Finch, featured on national TV news in Glasgow COP26 in November, representing UK young people after leaving their award-winning roles pushing eco work as Head Boy and Girl at Worle Community School Academy, (WCSA) in Somerset.

Now Jack, 16, of The King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge, will do the social media for work experience at UKSSN.

The organisation networks students from thousands of schools to connect and collaborate on issues they care about, fully supported by school staff.

Jack and Olivia helped WCSA win numerous regional, national and even international awards over several years.

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It led to them representing Britain at COP26 alongside Prince William and Sir David Attenborough.

They are now inspiring younger ones at one of the country’s best sixth forms at TKASA. Both schools are part of The Priory Learning Trust, (TPLT).

Jack, who is going to read Politics at university in 2023 at Nottingham or Southampton, is passionate to help save the planet. He said “I am delighted to be doing my work experience with such a massive organisation which is doing so much wonderful work to help the environment.”

TKASA Sixth Form is attracting students from across the area, including many from Weston-super-Mare, Worle, Bridgwater and even internationally as well as from Burnham and Highbridge.

TKASA and its Sixth Form have had outstanding success in the last few years since becoming part of The Priory Learning Trust and seen its popularity soar with improvements to facilities of well over £1 million.

Students are securing places at the best universities and on the best apprenticeships, both locally and nationally.

Principal Dan Milford said: “Both Jack and Olivia are doing tremendously well. We are so proud of Jack for securing this excellent work experience placement.”

For more details about joining the Sixth Form contact the school or email jgaskell@tkasa.org.uk