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Eco Committee stamp collection draws massive response from RP community

Eco Committee stamp collection draws massive response from RP community

A Preparatory School Eco Committee initiative has drawn a huge response from the Rydal Penrhos community.

The young eco-warriors have been asking for unwanted stamps for a collection through the Orangutan Appeal, and they have so far received a whopping 2kg worth thanks to their tireless efforts.

Teacher and Eco Committee leader Julie Woodthorpe issued a plea for more stamps to further boost the project, which will be sent to conservation worker Jacha Potgieter, who is the mastermind behind the charity and owner of the Alpine Café in Betws-y-Coed.

Mr Potgieter has a long association with Rydal Penrhos, having given a special talk to Prep School pupils last year regarding plight of orangutans in Borneo and the work of the charity at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre.

The Eco Committee have also adopted an orang-utan called Chikita through Orangutan Appeal UK.

They are also nearing their target for their Rhino sculpture that has been influenced by Mr Potgieter, and work is expected to commence on the project later on in the academic year.

Prep School Head Alison Hind, said: “Our Eco Committee are an incredibly passionate group that is always working on various projects under the expert leadership of Miss Woodthorpe, and it is great to see the entire Rydal Penrhos community get behind their stamp collection so far.

“Their sterling work is a testament to their ongoing commitment to improving both the regional and global environment in whatever way possible, which will hopefully continue long into the future.”

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