Amelia Prajsnar and Lewis Mitchell have are two inspiring 11 year olds who want to make the world the best it can be. The dynamic duo are St Mary Queen of Martrys’ Academy two members on Hull’s International Pupil Council. They work both in their own school, and with other schools in Hull, to create projects linking to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
SDG number 16 is all about Peace and Justice. For Amelia and Lewis it formed an umbrella goal back to which all the others could link. Both Lewis and Amelia are passionate about ending stereotypes which lead to bullying within schools and they have very much fostered an 'all are welcome and all are equal' message within all of their projects. Alongside pupils at their partner school in Freetown, Sierra Leone, they are currently focused on promoting peace and solidarity, especially in gender equality. They have created a powerful movement empowering girls in Freetown.
Their teacher said, “They have lived out the message of Jesus. They have followed in his footsteps but have very much left their own footprints behind”.
Amelia Prajsnar (11) and Lewis Mitchell (11)
St Mary Queen of Martyrs’ Voluntary Catholic Academy, Hull (Diocese of Middlesborough)