Two teams of boys from Eton College have been selected as Earth Prize 2024 finalists.

The two teams are amongst just ten teams who have made it to the final of the Earth Prize Awards.

Led by The Earth Foundation, the awards are the world’s largest environmental competition for teenagers, attracting nearly 10,000 pupils from over 2,000 schools in 151 countries and territories.

Teams Pebble and Mycoflo from Eton College both pitched environmental projects that caught the attention of the Earth Prize adjudicating panel.

Eton is the only school in the world with two groups in this year’s final, and the only school in the UK remaining in the competition.

Team Pebble, whose youngest member is 14 years old, has pioneered a platform that pools computer power to reduce overall consumption, particularly in idle consumer graphics cards.

Team Mycoflo has proposed a pioneering method of filtering water using fungi to tackle the severe water pollution that endangers the health of communities in the Niger Delta.

The winning team will be announced on Earth Day, (April 22), after which they will be supported in implementing their environmental project with a $50,000 prize from the Earth Foundation.

Pauline Herbommez, Co-Director of Environmental Education at Eton College said: “For years, we have been incredibly inspired by the energy and positivity poured into this prize. Although I wish them to be rewarded for such commitment, I want them to remember that the Earth Prize is not the end, it is only the start."