First Eco Award presented in memory of Zane

This year's inaugural winner of Zane's Eco Award is... Sam Leahy.

Zane’s Eco Award – in memory of Zane Gbangbola, who died aged 7 in the Chertsey floods in February 2014, and who was a pupil in Year 2 at the time with a great passion for environmental matters - is presented annually to a pupil in Year 6 with a clear goal: to make the world a greener place! This is the first time the award has been presented.

This can be demonstrated in a number of different ways but, above all, by dynamic membership of the School’s Eco Committee. This year’s recipient really encouraged others to recycle food, and was very supportive of younger members producing posters reminding everyone to switch off lights when not in use. He was also very willing to roll up his sleeves and use his free time to water the Eco Garden, which has been very thirsty with all the recent dry weather!

Zane's parents, Kye and Nicole, presented Sam with a special handmade trophy, created out of wood in the shape of a candle.

"When I won the award I felt really happy," said Sam. "When I got a picture taken with Zane’s father, I got to find out what life was like for him without Zane. As members of the Eco Committee we water the grounds, we do assemblies on our work and we try to save electricity. We try to follow in Zane's footsteps as best we can."

Everyone at St George's would like to congratulate Sam on receiving this prestigious award.

13 July 2018

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