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Dame Ellen MacArthur sails in for Archbishop Holgate School's speech day
9:19am Monday 14th October 2013 in News
ARCHBISHOP Holgate School in York welcomed a special guest for its awards presentation and speech day in the form of sailing champion Dame Ellen MacArthur.
A motivational talk from Dame Ellen focussed on the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, set up to promote the Circular Economy concept.
Archbishop of Holgate School is one of only six schools in the country selected to be a Pathfinder School as part the foundation to raise awareness of circular economy, a way of operating with nothing going to waste as all goods are returned to the manufacturers for disassembly or reuse.
Dame Ellen’s visit to the school was thanks to the efforts of four Year 10 pupils; Ethan Lewis, Sam Rippon, Will McCartney-Moore and Jake Dyer, who won a nation competition to design a video explaining the principles of the circular economy.
Dame Ellen said: “The boys’ presentation was fantastic. They came up with an incredibly ingenious way of explaining the concept and showing how it can be adapted to every part of the economy.
“Working with schools like Archbishop Holgate is one of the fundamental goals of the foundation to achieve the transition to a circular economy."
Tom Dodson, Pathfinder leader at Archbishop Holgate, said: “It was a great honour to be one of only six schools to achieve Pathfinder status, and or Year 10s winning this competition shows how well we have embedded the ideas in our curriculum.”
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