Green-minded students from Harlesden secondary school awarded for tackling climate change

Climate Change Awards recipients L-R: Joshua Herskdeitz-Wong, Year 7, Suraj Velani, Year 8 and Anton

Climate Change Awards recipients L-R: Joshua Herskdeitz-Wong, Year 7, Suraj Velani, Year 8 and Antonino Cafiero, Year 8 with Cllr. Mary Arnold, The Mayor and Cllr. Muhammed Butt - Credit: Archant

Pupils from Newman Catholic College honoured for their enviromentally-friendly ideas

Prizes have been handed out to green minded students commemorating their efforts on tackling climate change this afternoon.

The students, who all attend Newman Catholic College, in Harlesden, were honoured during a special conference aimed at raising awareness of climate change.

The conference, which was open to around 200 Brent students from secondary school and further education, included film, panel discussions and workshops all aimed at raising awareness of the issue while prizes were also handed out to the winners of a competition.

The winners, who are year 7 and 8 students at the school in Harlesden Road, were rewarded for their innovative ideas in how to tackle and address issues of climate change.

Suraj Velani along with Antonino Cafiero-Regueira and Joshua Herskovitz-Wong submitted two entries to the competition, a bilingual PowerPoint presentation on climate change and a model of the planet earth.

The trio were handed certificates by guests, Cllr Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent Council and Cllr Michael Adeyeye, Mayor of Brent.

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The conference was jointly organised by Brent Council, Brent Campaign Against Climate Change and the College of North West London.

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