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Year 9 pupils enter Next Generation competition
19 October 2018
Last Thursday evening, a team of Year 9 pupils attended the finals of the Next Generation Awards 2018.
Organised by the Birmingham Civic Society, which is celebrating its centenary, the Next Generation Awards have been designed to engage Birmingham’s young people and encourage them to become active citizens that contribute positively to the city’s future.
The EHS team consisted of Lowri Bevan, Aimee Borrows, Amrit Dhaliwal, Milly Mayo, Molly Roberts and Abigail Tomlinson, and they were challenged to create a sustainable idea which would impact life in Birmingham. Their idea was to get all schools involved in composting, and educating children on the benefits to the environment. The group name was ‘The Soil Savers’.
Their path to the finals had been a rigorous one. Along with the rest of the year group, the girls had started preparing their ideas and presentations when they were in Year 8. A panel of judges had come into school to critique the eight presentations which had been selected to represent EHS. The presentations then all received an award - one Gold, two silver and five Bronze.
We were delighted that ‘The Soil Savers’ team was selected to progress to the semi-finals, at which they competed well against 70 groups from 20 different schools in Birmingham, impressing the judges to secure their place in the final round of the competition.
At the finals, the team gave an absolutely outstanding presentation in front of the Lord Mayor of Birmingham and a panel of judges, as well as an audience of other competitors, friends and family. Very well done to all girls!