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Olivia Finch and Jack Clark

Students to meet delegates at COP26 after award-winning eco work

TWO sixth formers at The King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge have been rewarded for their outstanding work on  environmental issues by representing the UK at COP26 in Glasgow tomorrow (Thursday).

Olivia Finch and Jack Clark were previously Head Girl and Head Boy at Worle Community School Academy.

There they helped the school win UK and international awards for its futuristic eco-work on things like including electric car chargers, bikes, travel-to-school changes, communications and the installation of 1,132 solar panels.

The school also reached the semi-finals of the international Global Social Leaders competition, which involved over 600 teams from 105 countries, and was awarded  a prestigious Green Flag for its overall achievements.

Both King Alfred and World Academy are part of The Priory Learning Trust which encourages studies on the environment and runs the media forum Jill Dando News.


Olivia said: “We are so excited to be going to COP26. The environment is an urgent global issue and we want to add our weight to make sure action is taken.”

Olivia and Jack will represent Somerset Climate Justice Network along with 20 other students from around the UK. They will travel with the UK Schools Sustainability Network (UKSSN) and Global Action Plan (GAP).

Olivia has interviewed several famous people as student editor of Jill Dando News including the BBC’s Fiona Bruce, Olympic champion rower James Cracknell and NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock.

She also scripted, produced and presented a news piece for BBC Points West on the anniversary of Jill Dando‘s death.




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