Bobbie receives the Diana Award

Bobbie (Year 6) has received the Diana Award. The Diana Award honors young people who work to improve the lives of others. The Award is the most prestigious accolade a young person aged 9-25 can receive for their social action or humanitarian work.

After Bobbie’s father passed away, she heard stories of orphaned children in Mwulinga, Zambia and was inspired to fund-raise to support their school. Bobbie started with a bake sale, held at Braeside, and has since raised £125, which has supported the education of 89 children in Zambia and inspired other children in her school to also support and raise money. Bobbie now makes weekly videos to connect to the children in Zambia and to teach them to trampoline, as well as videos for other bereaved children in the UK. Through her videos, Bobbie shares the tools that helped her through her own difficult times. She is determined to help other children and wants to channel her grief into doing something positive for other people.