Throughout this year, Year 8 students have had the opportunity to take part in the Princess Diana Award’s mentoring programme. The Princess Diana Award is a very respected programme that works with young people all around the UK.

“Throughout all of our programmes and initiatives ‘change’ for and by young people is central.”

“Our mission is to foster, develop and inspire positive change in the lives of young people.”

“We’re thrilled to have you here with us – we certainly can’t do it alone.”

The 90 students were divided into three groups of 30 students, each group focussing on different issues in the UK at the moment. With each group came different ideas, different thoughts and different personalities that thrived. In total this year’s Princess Diana Award cohorts have raised a whopping £740 for chosen charities, relating to the issues they chose to impact. Every student involved this year has been a fantastic credit to Mount St Mary’s, showing just how amazing they are,  constantly aiming over and above, wanting to be   the change they want to see in the world.

Due to the hard work and dedication from the students that have taken part this year, MSM were invited to London to take part in the National Youth Mentoring Summit by the Diana Award. This was the first of its kind and we were a   part of it! This very prestigious event was fantastic, showing the impact students can make to the environment around them.