In the ‘good old days’ of my youth (70s/80s) ponds were a quintessentially British feature, found gracing gardens and village greens alike. I was obsessed with the pond in my grandparents' small garden, so much so that whilst peering in to look at frogspawn I fell in fully clothed. I jumped out and ran over to my nan crying, accidentally standing on the end of a rake on the way, which then smacked me on the forehead. All very Frank Spencer! It didn’t deter me from my interest, or they from having a pond, and I continued to watch tadpoles and other pond life with fascination.
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Most of us have an inner rebel (mine's called ‘The Rowe’) - a voice that wants to stand up for what we believe in, and a bravery to do so despite what other people might think and say. We’re seeing inspirational young people like Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai, using their voices to powerful effect to drive change.