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Future Foods Movement - Youth Advisory Board

Last term Bury Grammar School (BGS) was invited by Votes for Schools to be part of a new Youth Advisory Board of the Future Food Movement, the first one in the UK for the food industry, focused on amplifying young voices.

This organisation works with food industry specialists to discuss issues around food, climate change and the environment. The newly created board consists of 17 young people from around the UK, including 3 from BGS: Leia in Year 9, Freddie in Year 11 and Lucas in Year 11. Pupils have been meeting each month to give their views on issues and we are excited to tell you that the Youth Advisory Board has now been publicly launched. 

Here are the impressive profiles for our pupils:

Freddie is on the board for Future Food Movement because:

"I want to make a difference in how food is produced and regulated. My biggest inspiration is Greta Thunberg because of all the work she has done to protect the climate, and I think we can inspire change at our school by speaking up and spreading the word about food helping fight climate change."

Similarly, Leia explained:

"I think it is a good opportunity to express my thoughts as a young person about food production. I am inspired by Iceland's advert against palm oil production called "Rang-tan Greenpeace", which encourages people to cut down on products destroying the jungle which affect global warming."

And Lucas said:

"I would like to work in the food industry to make a difference in how food is produced and regulated and to help find sustainable and renewable ways to source food and produce it at a high standard."

You can see the profiles for our pupils on the Future Food Movement website (they're on the top row!): Meet the Youth Advisory Board.

Kate Cawley, Founder of the Future Food Movement believes: 

"There is no greater industry that you can work in than food if you want to have an impact and be a change maker on the biggest climate and social issues that we face today".

The video linked below has been created to introduce the Board which you may like to watch, just click on the image below.

You can also find out more via this recent press release: Future Food Movement Launches UK's First Food & Climate Youth Advisory Board

This a fantastic opportunity for school and its pupils to be involved in and we express our thanks to the Board and to Mrs Rachel Hartley, Acting Deputy Head Pastoral (Girls), for her help on this project.

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