Rhino Day Success - 17 September 2014

Rhino Day Success - 17 September 2014

Shirley Zhou With Artwork Compressed

Three talented pupils from Clifton College will be swapping Bristol for South Africa this week when they travel to the first World Youth Rhino Summit. 

Shirley Zhou, Molly Spink and Emily Bevens won the trip in a recent Rhino Art Competition organised by charity Helping Rhinos. 

The charity aims to create awareness of the issues threatening the global rhino population and raising funds to help protect them for future generations.

The Youth Rhino Summit will be attended by more than 100 students from around the world and aims to create the next generation of rhino ambassadors.

It will be held at Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park from the 21st to the 23rd September this year. Click here to find out more. 

Simon Jones, from Helping Rhinos, said: "We are delighted to be playing a part in the Rhino Art competition and believe this is a fantastic opportunity to really engage with the youth of today in rhino conservation and make the job of protecting these amazing beasts in the future and truly international effort."

All the Rhino Art entries were displayed at a Rhino Art Celebration at Westonbirt school in Tetbury.

The day included a spectaular performance by Zulu dancers and drummers, traditional braai (South African barbecue), an auction with prizes including two weeks at Victoria Falls, the chance to Bear Grylls or stay at Sir Richard Branson’s private game reserve in South Africa.