|Award For Paddock School Cafe|
Sudents described as 'truly inspirational'
Group Award for Voluntary Work was won by Paddock School Metropolitan class. The class work in the school café where they prepare and cook soup and make sandwiches for sale.
The award was one of six award including Young Person of the Year which was won by Mahnoor Rauf helped establish a girls’ football project at the TRC Youth Club. She researched and presented a bid for funding to the Youth Opportunity Fund to cover the cost of equipment and running expenses and went on to captain the TRC Football Club Under 16 Girls.
“I’ve always had a really strong passion for football but I was also really inspired by the team GB women’s football team in the London Olympics in 2012,” she said. “Seeing the girls do well and players such as Kelly Smith and Stephanie Houghton play to the standard that they do really pushed me to continue playing football and improve provision for girls in my borough.”
The event is organised by the Young Person of the Year Trustees in conjunction with Wandsworth Council’s Youth Service and is funded by the Rotary Club, the Keen Group and Wandsworth Community Safety Trust.
Nominations for next year's award will open in early 2016. Check www.wandsworth.gov.uk/ypy nearer the time for details on how to enter.
May 15, 2015