We would like to congratulate local school pupil Archie Wright who has been awarded the inaugural ‘Young Volunteer of the Year’ title at the nationwide Green Flag awards 2019.
Archie, who organised a litter picking poster competition for his classmates, is a dedicated full-time member of the ‘Friends of Sandall Park’ group and was a founder member of the ‘Junior Rangers’ scheme.
Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones, said: "What a fantastic achievement this is for Archie. He is clearly very passionate about the environment and actions on it by undertaking work in the community and encouraging others to do likewise. For him to win, when pitched against others of his age from across the country, is terrific and deserved recognition for the work he does."
National & International Green Flag Award Judge, Chris Worman MBE (pictured), said: "I was thrilled to be able to present the first green flag award young volunteer of the year. Archie's work in Sandall Park is inspirational leading a team of 25 young rangers. He is truly a worthy winner."
The award coincides with 'Love Parks Week' (12 - 21 July) where residents are being encouraged to get out and enjoy their favourite park, or find and visit their local park. By using and celebrating local parks, residents are helping to protect them for future generations.
Having presented to his peers about the environmental work that he has undertaken, youngsters can join Archie in becoming a Junior Ranger at Sandall Park, which is one of the ‘100 things to do before 11’ initiative recently launched by the council aimed at broadening the horizons of children in the area. For more information, visit http://www.visitdoncaster.com/100-things/12-become-a-junior-ranger-at-sandall-park
- Category: Environment