Emsworth schoolgirl shows off her top green appeal

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AN EMSWORTH schoolgirl is in the final stages of a national challenge to raise awareness of renewable resources.

Persephone Shreeve, 11, from St James’ Primary School has been shortlisted with two others in the region for the Design an Image competition run by Tetra Pak and WWF-UK.

The winner, selected from over 1,000 entries, will win £100, with the opportunity for a further £2,000 to be donated to his or her school to fund an environmental project.

The entry that receives the most public votes will progress to the final stage, and be judged by a panel of experts in March 2012.

Tetra Pak and WWF-UK will then use the winning image in future campaign activities to promote the importance of renewable resources.

You can vote online at www.renewableidea.co.uk.

You can vote once every day, and each vote adds points to an online donation counter, helping raise vital funds for WWF-UK.

Cherry Duggan, Head of Schools and Community Relations at WWF-UK, has been involved in the project and said: “Young people are the parents, citizens and decision-makers of the future – but they also have great a great impact and influence now.

“We want to help them make wise choices about the environment on which we all depend.”