Ex-student, Courtney Hughes, nominated for Pride of Britain AwardPosted on: 15/10/2018
We are incredibly proud that one of our former students, Courtney Hughes, was announced as a finalist and runner-up for a Pride of Britain Award last week! Courtney left DGS 4 years ago and was well known for her charity work and, in particular, her Charity Secret Santa Appeal that she set up when she was in Year 9. As a school, we have helped to support this over a number of years, but it has really been Courtney's determination and hard work in the wider community that has led to this nomination.
The appeal has grown substantially and Courtney has achieved some significant recognition, including being shortlisted at the Against Breast Cancer Awards and also at the John Eldridge Awards (which takes place on Friday 20th October), not to mention an invitation to this year's Royal Wedding! However, it is her nomination for the 2018 Pride of Britain Awards, which is probably the most impressive, as Courtney was selected as runner-up from over 20,000 nominations - an amazing achievement.
You can take a look at her ITV film (also featuring her Mum) here.
All of us at Didcot Girls' School are proud of Courtney and her wonderful efforts to improve the communities of which she is a part, and wish her all the best as the appeal continues to grow.