Million Minutes Winner 2017

We are very proud of Matthew Gowens who has won the Barbara Ward Award for the recognition of young people who have conserved, enhanced or protected creation.  The award ceremony was held on Thursday the 23rd November in London.

As an active member of our Eco Group, Matthew has planted hundreds of trees around Fleetwood. Matthew recently helped to plant an orchard at school to save the local bee population. Matthew works with students from Kenya to raise awareness of the problems of climate change on communities. Matthew’s environmental efforts have recently helped his school be awarded a rare 7th Green Flag, one of very few schools nationally to achieve this. Between his campaigns he regularly works on the maintenance of the school allotment and woodland after school. Matthew gives up his time freely and has never expects reward.

Matthew very much deserves this award for his hard work, commitment and enthusiasm giving freely of his own time. (Mr A Harding)

For more information about the Barbara Ward Award and the work promoted by the charity Million Minutes please visit their website here.

God created the earth. Often the way we treat creation leads to the harm of both of it, and those living on it. We need to treat the earth with respect. (Barbara Ward)