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DREAM DUO: Croxley pair George and Olivia on a mission for change

 Published on: 14th January 2020   |   By: Charlie Reynolds   |   Category: Uncategorized

Two classmates from a Croxley Green primary school are on a mission to change the world for the better after being inspired by their learning. 

Olivia Avis, 10, and George Gardiner, nine, both in Year 5 at Little Green Junior School, ran a stall at a local school’s Christmas fare last month with all money raised going towards WWF.

The passionate duo had a variety of items on sale including homemade bracelets, Christmas door hangers, school equipment and more raising over £750. 

Hannah Gardiner, George’s mum, explained how the pair were inspired at school by making a change and became engrossed in the topic about environment. 

Speaking to the magazine, she said: “The idea came about at school as they were focussing on environment in class and both of them came very engrossed in the topic. They wanted to know more about and wanted to make a change.

“They decided to raise money and awareness of WWF due to their work with animal care and their pioneering work in environmental projects and it was quite surreal when we found out how much they raised.”

After coming up with the idea, the Year 5 pupils went above and beyond to make as much money as possible and even paid for their stall out of their own pocket money.

Explaining how proud she was, Hannah added: “We are all super proud of them. So pleased with the initiative they showed and the guts to do something different and to do it so well. 

“Raising that much money for a great charity like WWF is amazing and they were really proud of themselves. I can’t speak on Olivia’s behalf, but I definitely think George will do something like this again.”

To top their efforts off, Oliva and George were sent a letter by the charity thanking them for their work. 

Determined to make change, George has influenced his parents to change a few things at home. 

Hannah added: “We done use wet wipes anymore, we are using recycled crackers at Christmas and we are all keen to recycle everything.

“They are very thoughtful kids who want to make change, make a difference to the world. They will be the generation who will be affected the most.”

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