As an active member of our Eco Group, Matthew has planted hundreds of trees around Fleetwood. Matthew recently helped to plant an orchard at school to save the local bee population. Matthew works with students from Kenya to raise awareness of the problems of climate change on communities. Matthew’s environmental efforts have recently helped his school be awarded a rare 7th Green Flag, one of very few schools nationally to achieve this. Between his campaigns he regularly works on the maintenance of the school allotment and woodland after school. Matthew gives up his time freely and has never expects reward.
“Matthew very much deserves this award for his hard work, commitment and enthusiasm giving freely of his own time,” says his teacher.
Matthew Gowens, 15
Cardinal Allen Catholic High School, Fleetwood (Diocese of Lancaster)