Daisy Alston-Horne, 18-years-old, joined Prior Park College in the Sixth Form and made an immediate impact on the community by her commitment to speak out for justice and her ability to inspire others. She dedicates herself to the dignity of other students - and primary children - acting as a peer listener, as a member of the student council and by engaging in in the local Youth Parliament. Daisy has said that growing up in South Africa meant there was no choice about being politically interested.
As an example, she has led the ‘Bus Campaign’ fighting for raise the age of child bus fares to 18 - ensuring that all can afford to travel, and that the rights of her fellow students are recognised. She has advocated to leaders in this field and has contributed to British Youth Council to push forward this motion. She has also spoken to students at Prior Park and other local schools about the importance of youth participation.
Her headteacher said “Daisy is a superb leader and role model to those around her, not only in school but across the local community. If she were to receive this award, it would be a sign to her that her humility and sense of service have been recognised, and an example to others that to volunteer for the greater good without any thought of reward will bring many unexpected blessings.”
Daisy Alston-Horne, 18
Prior Park College, Bath (Clifton Diocese)