Thursday 05 December 2013

Alumni Wins Prime Minister’s Award

Former Plenty Campus student Lucy Manne (OIG ’06) was recently awarded the prestigious Prime Minister’s Young Environmentalist of the Year award. She received the award along with her colleague Kirsty Albion for her work as National Co-Director of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC). The award is part of the World Environment Day Awards, which are presented by the United Nations Association of Australia and recognise individuals and organisations who show achievable ways of delivering sound environmental practices.,, ,,While studying at Plenty Campus, Lucy distinguished herself academically being named Dux in Years 7 to 11. She also made the most of the service opportunities available at Ivanhoe. “It was great to be able to attend a school with opportunities like Round Square for students to gain experience in service and social and environmental issues,” she said. ,, ,,After finishing Year 12 at Ivanhoe, Lucy studied a Bachelor of Arts at Melbourne University, majoring in Social Theory and History. It was while studying climate change at university that she first got involved in environmental campaigning. “I realised that this was an issue that would define the future of my generation – and it was fundamentally about social justice, the economy and security for young people and the world’s most vulnerable. That was when I decided to join the AYCC.”,, ,,At the AYCC Lucy loves working with other young people on climate change, and she encourages any interested students to get involved too. “You’re never too young to start having an impact on the things you care about,” she said.,, ,,Ivanhoe Grammar School is proud of the accomplishments of all its students, past and present, and congratulates Lucy on this wonderful achievement!,,