Wednesday 28th October 2020

Outstanding Citizenship Award

Neil, Year 13, has received a prestigious Roscoe Award for Outstanding Citizenship.

Headteacher, Dr David Dennison, presented Neil for the award and paid tribute to his outstanding contribution to the life of our school and within the local community.

Since joining St Margaret’s in 2006, Neil has been a shining light across the school community. Always keen to be involved and always keen to strive for improvements for fellow students. He has been able to build many strong relationships throughout his time at the school with both staff and students. His willingness to offer a helping hand is evident at every event the school holds, be it the Annual Prize Giving, or our Open Evenings.

Neil is a devout Christian, and it is this faith that has inspired his community service. In all that he does he shows a genuine care for others and it is for this reason that he commands the respect of the students and staff at St Margaret’s. During his time in the Sixth Form, Neil has been a leader in our Church Team, ensuring the church is fully prepared for all services and ceremonies. As part of the Hospitality team, Neil has been at the front of house at a whole host of different school events and in doing so has portrayed the helpful and caring nature of our school.

Neil has represented the school on many occasions at prestigious events across the City, including the Remembrance Day Services at the Cenotaph. We are always sure in the knowledge that he will not let the school down in any way.

Arguably, Neil’s greatest achievement so far was his receiving of the Princess Diana Award for outstanding services to the community. Neil was nominated by St. Aidan's Church, Walton for his dedication and services to the Community of Walton and Huyton. His nomination was presented to the Princess Diana Award panel in May and the Awards Office wrote “It is always good to see a nomination that has the ‘wow factor’”.

He volunteered his time to facilitate and host the Diana Trust, North West, Anti-Bullying Conference for Primary and Secondary schools at St Margaret’s. His passion for the cause, combined with his organisational skills and initiative ensured a successful event with students from all over the North West benefiting from the conference. This regional, Anti-Bullying Conference, would not have been so successful, without Neil’s input.

It is without question that Neil, during his time at St Margaret’s, has been a highly valued and respected member of the student body whose maturity is way beyond his years.