Wythenshawe Head girl Shannon is young person of the year

shannon-awardManchester Health Academy’s Head Girl, has been recognised as Young Person of the Year for her caring volunteering work.

GCSE student Shannon Stone was presented with the award this week at a glittering ceremony held by Wythenshawe Community Housing Group.

Despite a busy school schedule at Manchester Health Academy where she is Head Girl, Shannon finds time to volunteer almost every evening, helping to run sports, drama and youth clubs. She also regularly attends Youth Forum, a group that meets to discuss issues affecting local young people.

Shannon said: “I’d encourage more young people to volunteer – I’m never bored and I meet lots of interesting people. Next week I’m looking forward to interviewing the Lord Bishop of Manchester about homelessness for a documentary we are making.”

The housing group holds an awards ceremony each year to honour community members and organisations for their hard work to make Wythenshawe a great place to live.

Academy Principal, Mr Owen, said: “I am very proud of Shannon, she is a credit to the Academy. This award is a fitting acknowledgement of her caring, community-minded attitude and her personal ethos of hard work. Shannon is a fine example of how much positive difference a young person can make to their community with some dedication and a desire to make things happen.”

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