Year 11 student Alexandra Grant - ‘Celebrating Young People Awards’ Nominee

We are proud to announce that Year 11 student Alexandra Grant was shortlisted for The Joseph Cardijn Award at the ‘Celebrating Young People Awards’ at a special ceremony in Leicester Square on Thursday, 23rd November. The Award is in recognition of young people who uphold the dignity of workers, helped people into work, or shown example to their colleagues.

Alexandra has been volunteering with St John Ambulance since she was nine years old. Starting off as a badger, she has now moved on to being a cadet. Alexandra is very committed to St John Ambulance and displays their ethos in every aspect of her life.

Alexandra sees assisting an individual in a crisis, however small, is a crucial element in upholding the dignity of those in need. She also shares her skills with others in order to build the confidence of other volunteers.

Over 1,000 individuals and groups were nominated for one of the six Celebrating Young People Awards. There was a shortlist of six nominees in each category. For Alexandra to be one of the final six in a category is a huge achievement in itself, she can be very proud of this alone, and we at St Mary’s can be rightly proud to have her among us.

'The Awards are an opportunity for the Catholic community to celebrate the enthusiasm, commitment and incredible difference young people make to the lives of countless people, inspired by Catholic Social teaching.' - Bishop Malcolm McMahon OP Archbishop of Liverpool