Wycliffe College Wins Award From PETA Europe
For Immediate Release:
25 February 2009
Sam Glover 020 7357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]
Stonehouse – For offering students a 10 per cent discount on their annual tuition if they opt for a Vegetarian Scholarship – a plan designed to entice young people to eat better – Wycliffe College will receive PETA Europe’s Compassionate School Award.
Students who enrol in the Vegetarian Scholarship vow to stick to a vegetarian diet while they are students at the school. The college provides plenty of delicious vegetarian options for all students as part of its mission to help them eat a healthy and humane diet. The progressive private school was founded by a vegetarian Methodist minister in 1882, and many of the current staff members are vegetarians.
Vegetarian foods are low in fat and have even been shown to reverse the symptoms of heart disease, diabetes and other conditions. Studies show that vegetarian kids are slimmer, have more energy, and get better grades than their meat-eating peers. Each vegetarian saves more than 100 animals every year, and eating a vegetarian diet helps combat climate change, water pollution and rainforest destruction.
For promoting a healthy, compassionate and environmentally friendly lifestyle, Wycliffe College will receive a framed certificate and a letter of appreciation from PETA Europe.
“We give Wycliffe College an A+ for teaching students to embrace a nutritious, delicious and humane vegetarian diet”, says PETA Europe Director Robbie LeBlanc. “Wycliffe has set a great example for other schools to follow.”
For more information on vegetarian diets, please visit PETA.org.uk.