Hurst students win the Mayor's 'Letter from the future' competition

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Posted on 30th Nov 2022

Huge congratulations to students Holly J, Mia B, Michael S and Sophia S who met with the Mayor of Basingstoke, Cllr Paul Miller earlier this month as winners of Basingstoke and Deane's 'Letter of the future' competition.

The competition was open to schools in the Basingstoke area, and students were asked to imagine that the year was 2030 and then write a letter or draw a picture to their past selves about how the borough had become more sustainable and cut emissions.

Local author and environmental journalist, Lucy Jones joined the Mayor as joint judge of the competition, and the Mayor praised the thought provoking nature of our students' entries. "All of the letters were interested and thought provoking," he said, "but the winning entries chosen by Lucy and I gave us the most food for thought."

The students travelled to the Mayor's civic offices for the presentation, accompanied by English teacher Miss Osterritter, and received books about sustainability and climate change as prizes.

Well done to all the winners for their hard work, we are very proud of them.