On Thursday 14th July 2016, the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues held the 2016 Jubilee Youth Awards at the House of Lords. Hosted by Lord James O’Shaughnessy, 14 young people from across the UK were honoured with Jubilee Youth Awards, across three of the Jubilee Centre's awards and contests programmes.
The Centre celebrated the winners of the Jubilee Youth Awards for Service, the Thank You Letter Awards and Why Virtue Matters: Essay Contest, for 2016. Over 40,000 young people have taken part in the 2016 Thank You Letter Awards, across 200 schools. 600 essays were submitted into the Why Virtues Matters Essay Contest and 100 nominations were received and considered for a Jubilee Youth Award for Service.
The ceremony was introduced by Prof. James Arthur, Director of the Jubilee Centre, and awards were presented by Sir Nick Parker, Chair of Trustees of Step up to Serve, and Lord O'Shaughnessy. Dr. Rania Marandos, Deputy Chief Executive of Step Up To Serve, Dr. Tom Harrison, Director of Education for the Jubilee Centre and Prof. Kristján Kristjánsson, Deputy Director for the Jubilee Centre announced the winners across each of the three categories.
The Jubilee Youth Award Winners are listed below:
Jubilee Youth Award for Service Winners, 2016
Andrew Lees Lanarkshire
Charlotte King West Sussex
Jordan Dixon Central London
Kimarla Johnson Greater London
Mary-Beth McFern East Lothian
Patrick Cantellow Kent
Reece Lunt Tyne and Wear
Yasmin Tyrrell Belfast
Thank You Letter Award Winners, 2016
Adaeze Ordu St Teresa Catholic Primary School, Greater London
Peace Buraimo King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls, West Midlands
Essay Contest: Why Virtue Matters Winners, 2016
Lucy Snowdon Dame Allan’s Schools, Northumberland
Mollie McHardy, Heversham St Peter’s CE Primary School, Cumbria
Jessica Bonner Highclare School, West Midlands
Awais Hussain Dixons Kings Academy, West Yorkshire