Worthing schoolboy wins WWF poetry competition

Caroline Spelman MP presents the winner Charlie Harrison with his WWF Certificate during the event held at the House of Commons....Finalists of WWF-UK 'The future We Want' poetry competition read their poems out in person to Caroline Spelman MP, Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in one of the Committee rooms of the Houses of Parliament..She then chose Charlie Harrison's 'Our Precious Planet' poem as the overall winner...All finalists were presented with certificates by Caroline Spelman...The event was introduced by Dr Glyn Davies, Director of Programmes at WWF-UK...Other finalists were.Tess Clegg.Irum Hassan.Rhianne Goode.Amelia Johnson (who was to ill to attend so her poem was read by Tess Clegg)..In May 2012, WWF-UK invited 11-14 year olds in the UK to write a short poem expressing their vision of The Future We Want and to send it in to us so we could share with government representatives from the UK who will be attending the Rio Earth Summit. ..Over 300 entries were rec
Caroline Spelman MP presents the winner Charlie Harrison with his WWF Certificate during the event held at the House of Commons....Finalists of WWF-UK 'The future We Want' poetry competition read their poems out in person to Caroline Spelman MP, Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in one of the Committee rooms of the Houses of Parliament..She then chose Charlie Harrison's 'Our Precious Planet' poem as the overall winner...All finalists were presented with certificates by Caroline Spelman...The event was introduced by Dr Glyn Davies, Director of Programmes at WWF-UK...Other finalists were.Tess Clegg.Irum Hassan.Rhianne Goode.Amelia Johnson (who was to ill to attend so her poem was read by Tess Clegg)..In May 2012, WWF-UK invited 11-14 year olds in the UK to write a short poem expressing their vision of The Future We Want and to send it in to us so we could share with government representatives from the UK who will be attending the Rio Earth Summit. ..Over 300 entries were rec

A WORTHING schoolboy has beaten 300 other competitors to win a WWF national poetry competition.

Charlie Harrison, a year-eight pupil at St Andrew’s CE High School for Boys, scooped the prize in The Future We Want competition, organised for students aged 11-14.

Last month (June), 20 years after the first United Nations Earth Summit, world leaders gathered again to examine what further steps must be taken to protect the planet’s future.

The competition allowed young people around the UK an opportunity to voice their own thoughts and feelings on the importance of protecting the environment for future generations.

Charlie called his poem Our Precious Planet, and he is pictured with Caroline Spelman, Secretary of State for the Environment, presenting him with the prize of an iPad, plus £500 for his school.