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QE2 students in finals of International Environmental competition

Students from Queen Elizabeth II High School in Peel leave the Island for Sweden today (Fri) to take part in the finals of the Volvo Adventure International Environmental final.

They've been chosen from a pool of 245 teams in more than 45 countries to present their project ‘Investigative Journalists in Gambia’. The Isle of Man will be competing against teams from around the world including Brazil, China, Egypt, Russia, and the USA.

The Volvo programme works closely with the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) to recognise exceptional environmental work conducted by young people from around the globe.

The students representing the Island are Thomas Anderson, Colin Bankes-Jones, Alexander Eaton, Rachael Harrop and Moira Pain, who are all 16 or 17 years old.

During their time in six days in Goteborg the students will also be involved in workshops and have to produce a short film which will be promoted to the United Nations Environment Programme addressing questions on which environmental issues are most important globally and what actions should be taken.

It's the second time the school has made the finals of the competition.

In 2009 they came second with their "TreeCycle" project

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