By Virginia, 14, Jill Dando News
New student Eco President Archie cleans 100-plus private gardens since Lockdown 2020 in his new business and now on a UK eco mission to clean up parks and gardens.
New Mayor praises excellent Archie after community clean-up
Archie, 14, the new Eco President of Worle Community School Academy, part of The Priory Learning Trust, in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, cleared eight full bin bags full of rubbish, rubble, bushes, thorns and weeds from his local park in Longridge Way in a two week project.
Not only that but he straightened paving slabs and the grass so mums with buggies, residents and the elderly could walk in safety. In other council park clean ups he has also even kept bird feeders full of bird seed.
The big hearted teenager also helped to clean up over 100 private gardens since Lockdown 2020 – paid by local residents through a business he started.
Now he wants to be a Landscape Gardener when he is older.
He said: “I just wanted to help people and the community. It needed doing so I just got in and did it. My school is passionate about the community and environment and I am so happy to be the Eco President for this coming year.”
Due to Archie’s work, the new mayor of Weston-super-Mare Cllr James Clayton came to visit him in person to congratulate him on his outstanding effort.
Cllr Clayton said: “The work that Archie has carried out improving the local area for everyone to enjoy is nothing short than remarkable.”
Principal Jacqui Scott said “Archie is a superb student and role model.”
Archie, who is also part of Jill Dando News, said: “I was so fed up of looking at an overgrown mess, so I took it upon myself to do something about it.
“I do the council parks for free andI also set up a business to help private residents to tidy up their gardens.”
WCSA is part of The Priory Learning Trust (TPLT) which places a massive emphasis on community and civic duty.
Neville Coles, CEO of TPLT, said: “Archie is a remarkable student and is everything what our academy trust is all about. He shows huge enthusiasm, goes the extra mile and is helpful to others and the community.”
The WCSA motto is ‘We Challenge and Support to Achieve’, resulting in students who thrive in all areas.
The academy has a high-achieving and caring ethos, aiming to challenge and support to encourage the full potential of every single student.