Jan 08 - Trio achieve Diana Award Success

Trio achieve Diana Award Success.
Three pupils at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School have been awarded The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Award for their outstanding contribution to the School community.

The Diana Award recognises the selfless and positive contributions made by tens of thousands of young people to their schools, communities, families or friends. Young people aged 12-18 can be nominated for The Award by their school. To be nominated they must inspire others by:
- participating in youth work or volunteering;
- improving the lives of others; or
- demonstrating outstanding qualities in overcoming adversity.

Sixth Formers, Joss Halford, Luke Todd and Dileepa Bennett were nominated for improving the lives of others. They did this by working with younger pupils at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School and helping them to achieve Duke of Edinburgh Awards. They also used the skills they had learned as members of the School’s Army Cadet Force to help fellow pupils on expeditions. Their map-reading, kit-packing and camping skills made it possible for younger pupils to experience the physical and mental challenges that are beyond the day-to-day experience of young people.

Headmaster, Paul Spencer Ellis says ‘It is tremendous that Joss, Luke and Dileepa have achieved this Award. Their selfless and tireless contribution has made a big difference to the lives of younger pupils and it is fitting that it is recognised with this prestigious Award.’

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