The Jubilee Youth Awards 2016 15th July 2016 Awards Jubilee Centre

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

Primary Winner:

Adaeze Ordu                                     St Teresa Catholic Primary School, Greater London

Secondary Winner:

Peace Buraimo                                  King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls, West Midlands


Essay Contest: Why Virtue Matters Winners, 2016

Primary Winners:

Lucy Snowdon                                   Dame Allan’s Schools, Northumberland              

Mollie McHardy,                               Heversham St Peter’s CE Primary School, Cumbria

Secondary Winners:

Jessica Bonner                                  Highclare School, West Midlands  

Awais Hussain                                  Dixons Kings Academy, West Yorkshire

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