Leah is hailed an environmental hero at home and at Killisick Junior School!

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  • Posted on: December 12, 2022
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Recent recipient of a Pride of Gedling Award, 8-year-old Leah says she thinks everyone should care about the environment

A pupil at Killisick Junior School in Arnold is being hailed an environmental hero by her friends and family for her tireless work to protect the environment.

Leah Lee is 8 years old and attends Killisick Junior School in Arnold. She was recently nominated by her mum for a Pride of Gedling Award in the Environmental Hero category and won the award at the ceremony in November.

Year 4 pupil Leah regularly litter picks in her local community and is involved with the ‘Kids Against Plastic initiative’, which has included doing a talk at her school, telling her fellow pupils at Killisick Junior School about reducing the amount of plastic being used and the impact on the environment.

Leah wants to now go on to complete her gold award in the Kids Against Plastic initiative. She said, “I care about my environment and do litter picks in my local community and log my finds. I also give talks to my fellow pupils about the damaging effects of plastic on the environment. If I can influence one person to change then it can help to save our planet!”

Leah’s class teacher at Killisick Junior School is Molly Booth, and she said, “Leah is a responsible and conscientious student who is always organised and tidy – she keeps an eye out to ensure the class recycling bin is used for the correct things too!”

Headteacher, Lindsay Clark said Leah is a good example to others at the eco-school in Arnold. “We are very proud of Leah and of all the work she has done in the local community to protect the environment and spread the word among her peers. This shows great responsibility and pride, two of our core school values. Keep up the great work Leah!”

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