Ashton Baker is an 11-year-old girl who is Chair of her school’s Chaplaincy Team and has been appointed ambassador for her school due to her attitude and commitment to living Christian values. In her role as ambassador, Ashton heard about street children in the Philippines and researched money spent on Easter Eggs for the pupils. She gave a presentation and all 425 pupils voted to donate the money to those living in poverty in the Philippines!
Ashton understands that a life in poverty is not something that only happens in other countries. Ashton has a passion for the dignity of each human person and her and her family spent time actively reaching out to the homeless in an evening soup kitchen. Her influence allows her to persuade school leaders, teachers, and family members to make the decision for the common good of all.
Ashton’s headteacher said “She does it because its the right thing to do and she wants to be the very best God called her to be. She wants to empower others to do the same.”
Ashton Baker, 11
Abbey Catholic Primary School, Birmingham (Birmingham Diocese)