13th Oct 2017
To celebrate Princess Diana’s Birthday this 20th Anniversary year, our Year 5 and Year 6 ABC members were included in The Diana Award Roll of Honour for 2017. The organisers of the Diana award have asked us to share the following press release:
These exceptional young people embody Princess Diana’s qualities of kindness, compassion and service. The Diana Award was set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, and her belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better. It is committed to fostering, inspiring and developing positive change in the lives of young people through practical social action. Today The Diana Award has the support of both her sons The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
All the award winners – who come from every region in the UK and USA, Canada, UAE, India, Belize, Australia, Greece, Indonesia, Croatia, Liberia, Jersey, New Zealand, Indonesia and Liberia – have had a monumental impact on society and lives of those in their communities. Many of them only know Princess Diana as a historical figure but they carry the honour of the Diana Award with pride and admiration for whose memory it was set up in.
Tessy Ojo, Chief Executive, The Diana Award says: “We are delighted to announce our Roll of Honour on Princess Diana’s Birthday as we shine a spotlight on her legacy twenty years on. Today we celebrate young people for their selfless contribution to society, their courage and bravery, sometimes in the face of adversity. During this 20th Anniversary year The Diana Award is actively seeking supporters to help us continue this youth legacy, in memory of Princess Diana, and expand our work that fosters change through positive action with young people.”
The ABC (Anti-Bullying Club) play a vital role in the safety and happiness of the students in our school. The group work tirelessly every day to raise awareness of bullying issues, identify and implement strategies to combat bullying and promote their ethos of respect, acceptance and appreciation that we are all unique. The group identify potential bullying issues in the school and plan actions for individual children, year groups and the school as a whole. The ABC are a creative group who constantly update their activities and bring a level of commitment and passion to their role that has inspired and engaged their entire school community.
The children were invited to visit Althorp House with their families over the summer holiday. They all had a wonderful day at Althorp House and some of them were lucky enough to meet Earl Spencer. Wayne Sleep amd Tessy Ojo presented the awards to the children on October 13th during a presentation ceremony at the Barclay Bank Headquarters in Canary Wharf.