High school backs Diana scheme

MORPETH’S high school has made a donation to a national awards scheme that is marking a major anniversary.

The Diana Award, established in 1999 as a legacy to the former Princess of Wales, celebrates young people who make a positive contribution to their communities.

More than 33,000 from across the UK, including dozens of past and present students from King Edward VI School, who have inspired the lives of others have been presented with an award.

To honour what would have been Diana’s 50th birthday, the school held a non-uniform day and this raised £200.

KEVI Head of Student Voice, Leadership and Enrichment Victoria Najafi said: “We are extremely proud of our Diana Award holders and we wanted to show our support for the charity on this occasion.

“We have seen first hand the impact of receiving the Diana Award. It encourages young people to continue their fantastic work and inspire others to volunteer in their schools and communities.”

Once award holders receive the accolade, they join the Diana Network — a programme offering young people the opportunity to volunteer and gain valuable life skills and put these into practice with internships and work placements across the UK.

They can also join the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Programme.

For more information about the Diana Award or to nominate someone visit www.diana-award.org.uk