Young Citizens Awards23.01.2018
Year Twelve students Ethan and Nathan have received Young Citizen’s awards from the Leeds rotary Club for their commitment to Horsforth School’s ongoing WW1 remembrance projects. The awards were presented to Ethan and Nathan by the Lord Mayor Councillor Jane Dowson at Rotary’s annual awards ceremony at Leeds Civic Hall during which 24 Leeds school students received awards.
Teacher, James Bovington praised Ethan and Nathan, saying “I was delighted to recommend Ethan and Nathan for these awards owing to their strong ongoing commitment to our work to commemorate the sacrifice of Horsforth men during WW1. Both lads were involved in our play ‘The Pals’ and have twice taken part in our annual Battlefields trip including last year helping younger students to understand the significance of the event which included laying wreathes at the Menin Gate”.
Following his excellent portrayal of young soldier Walter Roberts in ‘The Pals’, Ethan took on the challenge of raising funds to ensure that the ongoing electricity costs of the newly installed lighting of Horsforth Cenotaph would be met and in fact the £1,000 he raised via his sponsored swim guarantees the lighting for the next decade. Nathan organised and presented two ceremonies of remembrance for the Horsforth soldiers who died in World War One and will have a leading role in this summer’s Battlefields trip.
“Ethan and Nathan are excellent role models” added Head of Sixth Form Simon Mason. “They’re making a success of their Sixth Form studies but are continuing to assist with younger students. The boys are active in the mentoring programme: Nathan is helping organise the Battlefields trip next summer and Ethan helps run the school swim programme. They are a credit to themselves and our school”.