During the Christmas holidays year 11 student Bethany Rowe went to the regional finals of the Lion’s Young Ambassador. The aim of the scheme, which operates throughout Europe, to recognise, encourage and support young people who are actively involved in the welfare of their community. Beth is a key member of the Young Carers Youth Council, and is heavily involved in the #wecare campaign, designed and developed by the Youth Council to educate audiences on the challenges and support needs of young carers.

Bethany entered the competition which took place in Northallerton and had to give a talk about her chosen charity. Bethany talked about how she would like to raise awareness of Young Carers by giving talks and creating wristbands.

Bethany won £100 for herself, £350 for her charity and is through to the next round of the competition which will take place in Dublin. She said: “it is an honour to be an ambassador, and I couldn’t have done it without the support of the school.”

Mrs Dufton-Stewart said:

“This has been a tough competition to win; there are lots of really impressive young people across the region (The North and Scotland) who passionately campaign, support, work within their community, but on the day Beth’s commitment and determination stood out.”