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.