Worthing school leavers honoured with respected award for voluntary work

L-R (Front) Olivia Perry, 15, Nicola Fairman, 16, Ellie Rowe, 16, ( back) Rebecca Hoibak, 16, Hannah Walsh, 16, and  Katie Randall, 16

L-R (Front) Olivia Perry, 15, Nicola Fairman, 16, Ellie Rowe, 16, ( back) Rebecca Hoibak, 16, Hannah Walsh, 16, and Katie Randall, 16

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SIX girls from Davison High School have received a prestigious award for their voluntary work in the community.

Nicola Fairman, 16, Eleanor Rowe, 16, Olivia Perry, 15, Katie Randall, 16, Rebecca Hoibak, 16, Hannah Walsh, 16, were awarded the Diana Champion Volunteer Award, set up in memory of Princess Diana.

Nicola, the senior YU prefect, said: “I’m so pleased for all of us. I’m really proud to be part of something which engages and teaches them new skills in a friendly environment.”

The girls gave up time on weekends and in their school holidays to ensure younger children could take part in activities at Davison’s Youth University.

Della West, Davison’s headteacher, said: “These six girls have shown true service to their community through Youth University at Davison, offering their time, skills and energy to enable younger children to benefit from all that the programme has to offer. I am very proud of every one of them as wonderful examples of Davison girls.”

The volunteer award is one of five categories the Diana awards recognise, the others being: anti-bullying champion, active campaigner, champion fundraiser and courageous citizen.

Davison’s Youth University has been running since 1999, aiming to provide educational and fun activities for children from different schools in Worthing.