The Peer Support Team at Hereward College have been sucessfully nominated for the nationally recognised Diana Award.
They are among a select group of inspirational young people who have been honoured for their immense impact on society.
The Peer Support Team is a group of volunteer students who first year students to make a successfull transition into college life. Recieving specific training from staff, they get involved in many other activities plus events involving the local community. Their work has been nationally recognised, receiving a Highly Commended in the Leading the Learner Voice Awards 2012 for the significant efforts maed by students to raise awareness on the issues of bullying in college and the community.
The Hereward group recieived their accolade in the ‘anti-bullying champions’ category, for young people who tackle bullying in their schools and communities. Included in their 2013 campaign, based around the theme set by the Anti-Bullying Alliance; ‘The futures is ours – Safe, fun and Connected’, the PSTwrote ther own pledge of responsibilty to speak up about bullying, raised awareness throughout the college and ran a poetry competition based in positive relationships.
The award celebrates the success of students and the achievements of young inspirational people, who defy expectation and challenge negative stereotypes that are often applied to them.
A spokesperson for The Diana Awards said:
“We were really impressed with this nomination; the Peer Support Team demonstarted exceptional personal qualities.”