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Steffan's royal letter of thanks for Climate Change postcard
10th May 2019

A Preparatory School pupil received a royal letter of thanks for a special creation on the impact climate change is having on the planet.

Steffan Atenstaedt, a Year 3 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, produced a picture-postcard for HRH Prince Charles surrounding the topic, and, in particular, the damage plastic is having on marine life.

The eight-year-old received acknowledgement of his efforts with a special letter of thanks from a representative of the Prince of Wales, which was read out by Executive Principal John Waszek at Rydal Penrhos’ weekly Prep School Celebration Assembly on Friday, May 3.

Claudia Spence, a member of the Victorian Order who sent the letter on behalf of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, said: “I have been asked on behalf of his Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, to thank Steffan for a wonderful picture-postcard that was so passionate about saving the environment.

“His Royal Highness was delighted to hear how enthusiastic you are about saving the environment, which is a vital issue you are right to be concerned about.

“He has spoken many times about plastic and the increasing damage of plastic materials in the ocean, and His Royal Highness sends you his warmest thanks.”

In addition to the letter, Steffan also received a special picture of Charles and Camilla for the caring pupil to keep as a memento.

Prep School Head Alison Hind, added: “Steffan was absolutely thrilled to receive his letter and it will be something he can treasure forever.

“His work with our Eco Committee has been truly exceptional during his time here at Rydal Penrhos, which further highlights what a selfless and well-rounded individual Steffan is for someone so young.”

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