Inspirational young people from Tattershall’s Barnes Wallis Academy receive award in memory of Princess Diana
Sixteen students from Tattershall’s Barnes Wallis Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, have received the prestigious Diana Award in recognition of their work within the local community.
The Diana Award, which recognises outstanding young people who are selflessly creating and sustaining positive social change, was presented to young members of the academy’s Interact Club during an awards ceremony last month.
As part of Barnes Wallis Academy’s Interact Club, students have helped to serve lunch to elderly members of the local community for the past two years. The Interact Club has seen students and staff complete at least two community service projects per year and has inspired young people to put their skills and talent to good use within the local community.
Students regularly work with the Coningsby and Tattershall Lions Club to help run their fortnightly luncheon club. Patricia Phillips, member of the Coningsby at Tattershall Lions Club, said: “The students at Barnes Wallis Academy are an absolute asset to our luncheon club, they are extremely polite and always carry out their responsibilities in an efficient and friendly manner. They are incredibly respectful and treat our senior citizens with dignity; they always serve them with a smile!”
Since 1999, over 47,000 young people have been recognised with a Diana Award for making an outstanding difference in their communities’ across the globe and continuing Princess Diana’s legacy.
Tessy Ojo, Chief Executive Officer at The Diana Award, said: “The Diana Award is proud to recognise incredible young people, like the Barnes Wallis Academy Interact Club, who have the confidence and courage to stand up for what they believe.
“The Diana Award is presented to inspirational young people who work to improve the lives of others in their schools and communities. With a growing network of over 47,000 Award Holders, we are building a force of young people who are committed to taking action and improving the lives of others.”
Catherine Andy, Interact Coordinator at Barnes Wallis Academy, said: “We at Barnes Wallis Academy are extremely proud of our exceptional students. Receiving the Diana Award has encouraged our students to continue their fantastic work and has inspired others to help make a difference within their local communities.”