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A SCHOOLGIRL is in the running to win £2,000 for her school in a design competition for a wildlife charity.

Eleven-year-old Persephone Shreeve, of St James Primary School, in Emsworth, has made the short list of the Worldwide Fund For Nature competition to design a poster encouraging people to use energy from renewable sources.

Her brightly-coloured image of a large oak tree with a wind turbine within the branches caught the judges’ eyes and they in turn think it could catch the public’s attention.

Voting has started to find the image which will be used by the packaging company Tetra Pak and the WWF to campaign for renewable energy.

The winner will personally be given £100 and £2,000 will fund an environmental project at their school.

Cherry Duggan, head of schools and community relations at WWF-UK, said: ‘Young people are the parents, citizens and decision-makers of the future – but they also have a great impact and influence now. We want to help them make wise choices about the environment on which we all depend.

Vote online at renewable idea.co.uk. You can vote once every day, and each vote adds points to an online donation counter, helping raise funds for WWF-UK.