Selina joined All Saints Catholic school very shy and retired and was often worried. With support from her head of year she became a student leader and advocate for others in school. She galvanised a group of Y7 pupils to litter pick in school. Selina went further by inspiring a new eco-warriors group. Selina recognised there were areas for improvement and pitched an idea with friends that led to the club’s creation. Keen to have a school-wide impact on the environment, students volunteered to look after the environment at lunch and break times. The eco warriors are reviewing each area of the school’s impact to see what sustainable resources can be used to alleviate the impact on the environment as in her words, “God has given us this planet we should protect God’s gift for others”.
Selina Okonkwo (11)
All Saints Catholic School, Dagenham (Diocese of Brentwood)