A Year-7 student who has raised money for charity and been an excellent ambassador for his school has been crowned the Outstanding Young Person of the Month.
Harri Boorman started at The Hastings Academy last September and since then he’s become a member of the school council, helping chair meetings.
He’s a familiar face at parents’ evenings, helping serve drinks, sign parents in and showing them to appointments and he also volunteered at an event when local community groups and business leaders were invited to meet the principal.
On top of all that, Harri is part of a student voice committee which has road-tested new items of school uniform and he also raised nearly £100 for Comic Relief through a two-hour dance-a-thon.
Harri was nominated by Leo Beattie, lead teacher of PSHE at The Hastings Academy, who said: “Harri is kind to everyone and he is courteous and hard-working.
“He’s a fantastic young man and The Hastings Academy is lucky to have him as a student.
“I can honestly say that I can see Harri as a future politician or prime minister.
“He is amazing.”
The Outstanding Young Person of the Month Award is sponsored by Sussex Coast College Hastings and the Hastings Observer Series.
The monthly award is presented to someone aged 18 and under who has excelled in some way.
This could be in sport, their academic studies, or if they have performed an important role on a voluntary basis in their own home or the wider community.
Justin Rollings, head of marketing and communications at Sussex Coast College, said: “Harri is an ambassador for his school and it’s great to hear about his enthusiasm at such a young age.
“I shall follow his progress in the future, as his teacher has predicted great things.”
To nominate someone for the Outstanding Young Person of the Month Award, email email@example.com with details of who you are nominating and the reasons why.
Previous winners have included Emily Tillett, who was recognised for work as a volunteer swimming teacher and lifeguard at Bexhill Swimming Club, and Aimee Wright who raised more than £5,000 for Demelza which helps look after her brother Jordan, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.