By Jill Dando News
Super Archie, 15, of Worle Community School Academy in Weston-super-Mare, has won the prestigious Mayor’s Youth Award for his amazing eco and community work.
Weston Mayor James Clayton presented Archie with the award.
He said: “As Mayor I decided to create the mayor’s youth awards to recognise the great things our youth in Weston achieve.
“The work that Archie does for his local community and the work he does within the Jill Dando News Centre was well worthy of the mayor’s youth award.
“Archie has a bright future ahead of him and I wish him all the best.”
Archie has been helping to drive eco changes at his school and across The Priory Learning Trust alongside years of community work. He has also done several years of positive news story finding and writing, alongside mentoring, in Jill Dando News.
It comes on the back of Archie receiving a personal letter and signed autograph from TV gardening legend, Alan Titchmarsh after his environmental work in gardens and parks across the town over the last two years.
Principal Jacqui Scott said: “Archie is a fabulous student and this is yet another recognition of his brilliant achievements. We are delighted for him”
Archie said: “I really enjoy helping people, the community and the environment.”
During lockdown, Archie cleared eight full bin bags full of rubbish, rubble, bushes, thorns and weeds from his local park.
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.
The previous school Eco President, Jack Clark won international awards and represented Britain at COP26 after making WCSA one of the best eco schools in the UK.
WCSA has won UK and international awards for its futuristic eco-work including electric car chargers, bikes, travel to school changes and communications, and installation of 1,132 solar panels.
Jack helped drive the changes by forming his student-led Climate Justice Revolution (CJR) group and by creating The Green Gazette magazine.
The schools in the TPLT are Worle Community School Academy, Priory Community School Academy, The King Alfred School Academy, St Anne’s Church Academy, Castle Batch Primary School Academy, Pawlett Primary School Academy, West Huntspill Primary Academy and East Huntspill Primary Academy.
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