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Student Rachel Coote wins Settle College Diana Award
10:00am Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
Settle College pupil Rachel Coote has received a Diana Award.
The award was established in 1999 as a lasting legacy to Diana, Princess of Wales, and celebrates young people who support others and strive to improve their communities.
Sixteen-year-old Rachel, who is from High Bentham, was honoured for her courageous approach to life, which has had a direct impact on the lives of others.
Last year she was chosen to carry the Olympic Torch on its journey through Penrith.
Jayne Lodge, who nominated Rachel for the award, said: “We at Settle College are extremely proud of Rachel. The Diana Award will encourage her to continue her work and will hopefully inspire others to get involved in positive activities.
“Rachel is delighted to receive an award in recognition of her commitment to helping other students in the college.”
Award holders join the Diana Network, which offers them the opportunity to volunteer, gain valuable life skills and put these into practice with internships and work placements in the UK.
They can also join the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Programme, which allows them to speak up and become the voice of anti-bullying in their communities.
Tessy Ojo, executive director of the award, said: “The Diana Award is delighted to celebrate young people who have the courage to overcome their limitations and strive for success. All too often young people receive negative attention and we are proud to celebrate those who inspire the lives of others.
“With a growing network of 38,000 award holders, we are building a force of young people who are committed to take social action and improve our communities.”
For more information on the award or to make a nomination, visit diana-award.org.uk.
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