25 July 2019
Two students from Brockwood Park School in Hampshire have embarked on an epic 3,000km challenge as a call for action against climate change. Classmates have helped Finn Cameron-Turner and Tereza Deminova, aged 17, to hand-build a 16ft, wooden, double-ended, clinker sailboat which they are sailing and rowing through 10 different countries, from the North Sea to the Black Sea, and the final destination of Tereza’s home town of Sochi, Russia with the smallest carbon footprint possible.
Finn and Tereza’s 3-month+ challenge aims to draw attention to the climate crisis, and by immersing themselves in nature and different cultures of the world, they will be showcasing the benefits of sustainable travel to other young people.
After hearing of their story, we have decided to sponsor their challenge with €2,000 funding and 2 laptops, enabling them to document their adventure with an online blog and series of videos so that they can share this educational and practical learning experience. We will also be planting a tree for every 10km that the pair travel on water.
We will be sharing their videos and blog posts along the way, so be sure to keep an eye out and spread the word about these inspirational young people. We wish them all the best on their journey and can’t wait to see where this adventure takes them.
Best of luck, Finn and Tereza!