On Friday 15th March, Atul joined the Prime Minister at Maidenhead Library to celebrate the efforts of local schoolchildren who have made a difference by becoming LitterArtists. He was also joined by the Prime Minister’s environmental adviser, the Rt Hon Lord Randall of Uxbridge and Dr Rami Ranger CBE. Atul is pictured with Dr Ranger, a winning pupil and the Prime Minister.
LitterArtists are inspiring and highly creative young people from the Windsor and Maidenhead area who took part in a local competition run by an excellent environmentally-friendly community group called Maidenhead Matters. The age range of artists was Years 2 to 8 from local schools. Using their undoubted artistic talent, they created artwork from recyclable litter – particularly plastic – entered into the Plastic Heroes Exhibition.
Atul was delighted to sponsor the prizes for the winners of the competition. The winning pupils received a goodie bag full of environmentally-friendly gifts. Winners also received an annual subscription to the magazines National Geographic, Eco Kids Planet and National Geographic Kids.
Commenting on the event, Atul said: “Environmental sustainability is a core part of my business ethos. In my view, looking after our environment is not an optional extra. It is a moral and ethical duty. This fantastic initiative was organised by Maidenhead Matters under the banner of being the 2019 LitterArtist Competition. It was great to be there with the Prime Minister.
“I would like to thank Rushi Millns, a local teacher, who put together the competition and exhibition along with others. Rushi is a great credit to her local community. On top of a busy job as a teacher and Head of ICT, Careers and Outreach at Heathfield School in Berkshire, Rushi has shown tremendous leadership in voluntarily giving her time to this initiative. She cares about the environmental and this commitment shines through in her work as a driving force for Maidenhead Matters.”