There are over 2000 students volunteering at the University of Leeds. They run and support local, regional, national and international projects which were showcased during this wonderful evening with some extraordinary young people. Leeds for Life is intended to enhance and enrich the students experience, inspire them to make the most of their academic and curriculuar experiences and prepare them for the future. Through volunteering young people demostrated that they were abloe to develop skills, knowledge and experience and at the same time make a difference to the lives of others.
I was there to present the 'Education Award' and the three nominees were...
- Simon Cleere, Jamie Lakin, Adedamola Adelusi, William Owen and Owen Lee for their work at Dr Rocks Lost Gallery;
- Christina Rose, Emma Daynes and Alex Moore for their work with the Leeds University Union Music Society's Youth Orchestra; and
- Katherine Hamilton for her work at Hollybush Primary School.
These wonderful young people have made a fantastic contribution here in Leeds. The winner was Katherine Hamilton who is hoping to become a primary teacher following her experience at Hollybush Primary School.