LAST Friday, May 31, during half term week, Year 10 student, Thomas Marques, gave up his morning to represent the school as part of a delegation who presented a climate change petition to Number 10 Downing Street, the Prime minister’s residence.
The petition contained nearly 3/4 million signatures and was part of a joint effort including CAFOD, WWF and Christian Aid.
Thomas, who is 15, was able to articulate the problems of climate change and why he felt passionate about it. This is in part, due to his training earlier in the year from Brentwood CAFOD volunteers.
This was just reward for Thomas leading the Year 10 CAFOD group – especially with the tea and coffee making efforts at Parents’ Evenings. He has helped raise several hundred pounds this way and Sarah from CAFOD added: “He was a great testament to your school.”
Well done Thomas.