Mademoiselle Herbommez, Deputy Head of Modern Foreign Languages at Eton and environmental advocate, has been recently nominated as an ‘Educator of the Year’ by the Earth Prize.

The Earth Prize is a global environmental sustainability competition, in which a team of pupils from Eton recently reached the final. The nomination recognises a teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to education during the competition and is a testament to Mlle Herbommez’s continued dedication to achieving Eton’s environmental aims.

Mlle Herbommez runs the Environment@Eton group with Ms Hicks. The group organises events and initiatives to raise awareness of the climate crisis and the need for action, and to show what positive action is already being taken around the College. The group recently spearheaded an initiative to organise an environment summit with the College’s leadership team, to discuss future plans and ambitions.

The Environment@Eton team meet at least three times a week, and are currently busy planning this term’s Environment Week, when the group hopes to build on last year’s thought provoking and successful Environment Week. Other projects include pupil involvement with the Into University programme, which involves teaching young children about climate change and biodiversity, the Barnes Pool redevelopment and improving biodiversity at a local allotment, which Ms Hicks leads.

Pupils thoroughly enjoy engaging with all these different activities, and Mlle Herbommez and Miss Hicks do a fantastic job of leading, organising and inspiring the group to work together in order to achieve a positive change in our environment at Eton.