Congratulations to two of our London Green Champions, Iris and Elsie, who have been awarded Jack Petchey Silver awards for their outstanding efforts and contributions to nature during our latest 12-week London Green Champions programme.

The Jack Petchey Foundation Silver Awards recognises young people aged 11-25 for their outstanding achievements and personal development. Each young person nominated by Headliners (UK) receives a certificate, pin badge and a book from Sir Jack himself, as well as a grant towards improving the projects we deliver.

The winners: 



As a young person who often spends a lot of time in nature, Iris was keen to join our London Green Champions project. Throughout the past 12-weeks, she has shown up to each session eager to get involved and consistently educates and inspires her peers to do so too. She has taught her peers interesting facts about the impact of cow emissions, why recycling is not always beneficial and unique wildlife such as resurrecting jellyfish. 

Iris further joined our Autumn Action Programme in October and helped to collect 4 full bags of litter along the Regents Canal and is always looking for ways to get involved. As such, she has been awarded a Jack Petchey Silver Award to commend her deep understanding and efforts for improving the natural world around her.



Elsie has been awarded for her fighting attitude towards environmental issues. As a young activist, she often fills our session with passionate reasons why humans should be made more accountable for the failures to protect nature. Alongside this, Elsie puts all her effort into learning new ways she can demonstrate her love for nature, exploring photography and media and has learnt to take postcard-worthy photos of the local wildlife in her school.

Congratulations to you both! 

 Thank you to the Jack Petchey Foundation for making these opportunities possible.