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A special Food & Growing award was presented to Wicor Primary School in Fareham, which impressed the judges with a scheme giving children the chance to not only grow their own food, but then either sell it to parents or cook it and eat it themselves.
 
During their time a t Highgrove, pupils helped The Royal Entomological Society mark National Insect Week by undertaking an insect survey at Highgrove.  Pupils will be joined their scientists to help them find out about the diversity of insect life that lives in The Prince of Wales' garden!
 
Green Ambassadors were also given a private tour of the beautiful organic gardens at Highgrove.  There they learnt about how His Royal Highness has incorporated sustainability principles into the way that the gardens are managed.  The pupils were accompanied by members of the gardening team at Highgrove, which gave pupils a unique opportunity to talk with the team that work in the gardens throughout the seasons.
 
The Green Ambassadors also worked with communication experts from WWF and sponsors, Alpro, to define what it is about nature that they loved. Together they used this passion to encourage others to develop the same interest in the natural world by producing short video messages which were created in a specially created video pod!
 
 
Mark Wildman, Head Teacher of Wicor Primary said:    
 
The children from Wicor Primary School have had an inspirational day as WWF Green Ambassadors at Highgrove.  I am really proud of what they have achieved".
 
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Editor's notes
 
The Green Ambassador scheme aims to encourage a new generation of sustainability champions.  It is aimed at inspiring primary school children (5-11 year olds) to become active in making their school greener by looking at issues such as reducing energy, food, encouraging wildlife and reducing waste. 
 
The scheme has been running since 2011 and over 3600 schools are registered on the scheme reaching out to nearly 900,000 children. 
 
 
WWF is one of the world's largest independent conservation organisations, with more than five million supporters and a global network active in more than one hundred countries. Through our engagement with the public, businesses and government, we focus on safeguarding the natural world, creating solutions to the most serious environmental issues facing our planet, so that people and nature thrive.  Find out more about our work, past and present at wwf.org.uk.
 
For further information, please contact:
Richard Eaton, tel: 01483 412389, mobile 07824 416746, email: reaton@wwf.org.uk
 
Photo Caption:


Kate Arthur from Alpro, Duncan Williamson from WWF-UK and Wicor Primary Head Teacher at Highgrove on 27th June.  Pictured also are pupils with their trophy.
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