It was a poignant moment for the school given the timing which, like many schools throughout the UK, shuts its doors to pupils last Friday, the day RHS learnt of the accolade.
The Diana Award is a charity, set up in memory of Princess Diana to foster, develop and inspire positive change in the lives of young people, chose RHS from over 1000 UK schools and colleges throughout the UK. The school was given the honour because of ‘all of the incredible work that RHS has been doing with the Diana Award over the last months and years’.
‘The positive approach and enthusiasm our young people shown in working with and supporting each other encapsulates the ethos of the school,’ commented Leigh Corbould, a teacher at RHS and co-ordinator of the anti-bullying programme. ‘The imagination and creativity evident in the work of the 20 members of our Peer Mentor and Wellbeing Committee is rewarded by a hugely positive response from the pupils as a whole. I am sure this award will raise the profile of the work our pupils do even more.’
Additionally, RHS was one of only 25 to receive a wellbeing badge from the charity to recognise the work it does to ensure its pupils maintain strong mental wellbeing and support for each other.
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