TKAT pupil wins place at Zurich UK's Youth Against Carbon Conference

Posted on 7th October 2020

Congratulations were extended to TKAT pupil Mya Bambrick this week, who learned that she has won a place on the panel at the Youth Against Carbon Conference on 13th October. This will be streamed live between 6.30pm – 7.00pm on Zurich UK’s Instagram @zurich_uk and also on their YouTube channel.

Mya, who attends TKAT’s Thomas Bennett Community College, secured her place at the brand new initiative being powered by insurer Zurich UK to provide a platform for young people to get their voices heard in the climate discussion.

Mya impressed organisers with her passion for the natural world and environment through her blogs, vlogs and photography. Mya is also a council member for Sussex Ornithological Society, where she helps engage the next generation with birds and conservation and an ambassador for The Cameron Bespolka Trust, a charity inspiring a love of nature and wildlife amongst young people.

The conference will feature an all-youth panel who will debate a range of topics including the war on waste, conservation, fast fashion, climate change education and climate justice. The debate will be chaired by BAFTA Award winning TV presenter Maddie Moate and Mya will be joined by other young prominent environmentalists.

Stuart Smith, Headteacher of TKAT’s Thomas Bennett Community College said:
“We are so proud of Mya’s achievements both in and out of school. Her commitment to biodiversity and wildlife is outstanding. The fact she has been asked to speak at this summit is a real reflection of her expertise and how she is respected on these topics.’

Mya Bambrick said: “I’m very excited to have been chosen to speak at the first Youth Against Carbon Conference. It’s so important to get the next generation involved in the conservation of our planet and YAC-Con is a great opportunity to drive awareness and action.”

Well done Mya from all of us at TKAT – we’ll be tuning in to hear the debate!

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