Durrington High School

Going beyond our best

Coastal Drains climate change competition –students win £500 for the school

At the beginning of this term Durrington High School were delighted to be visited by members of the Coastal Drains team as they presented year 8 student Hope Waite-Jones and year 9 student, Eddie Pullen with a cheque of £500 for the school (and some book tokens for themselves).

Hope and Eddie had been two of 100s of applications to an essay writing competition about their views on Climate Change. Submitted in letter format, Hope had answered the question ‘Does climate change exist?’ and Eddie gave his ideas on how climate change could be prevented.

The Coastal Drains team were bowled over with the standard of the entries, noting both the passion and expert knowledge of the young people who had submitted entries. It is testament to Hope and Eddie that their essays stood out and were chosen as the winning entries against such tough competition.

Well done to Hope and Eddie, it is great to see Durrington students going beyond their best and being rewarded and recognised by others. Please take the time to read their essays below, we hope you are as inspired as we are, and feel optimistic for the future of our planet, knowing these ideas and views come from the next generation.

Eddie Pullen essay

Hope Waite Jones essay

  • Working to the best of your ability is the only way to work at DHS.