Year 11 Samira and brother Daniel win prestigious Diana Award
We’re thrilled that Year 11 pupil Samira Sanders and her brother Daniel have both been presented with the prestigious Diana Award 2021. Announced last night through a virtual presentation, Samira and Daniel join an incredible list of young people from around the world who seek to better their community and world.
Samira and Daniel worked together to start the #frontlinepin campaign, donating special pins to frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. Over 24,000 pins were donated, after the pair raised over £12,000. The siblings started the scheme when their mother tested positive for Covid-19 early last year, and they, like many others at that time, spent two weeks together at home.
Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, The Diana Award is the longest-running accolade for young people ages 9-25 that recognises significant contributions to social causes or humanitarian work. Importantly, the award is retrospective, meaning recipients can only be recognised for accomplishments, rather than working towards receiving the award.
Talking about what inspired their activity last year, Samira said: “I look at the passion that those around me show for their subjects and interests, my family, friends and teachers, and I am inspired by their efforts and achievements. I am surrounded by people who have such positive and supportive attitudes, for example my Mum and Dad who, after recovering from Covid 19 themselves, went straight back to work in the NHS.”
Samira and Daniel have demonstrated outstanding kindness and compassion during difficult circumstances, and we’re incredibly proud of their achievements. They are well deserving of this distinguished honour.
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