On 29 November 2017 Neale-Wade Academy student Charlie Calvert was awarded the Junior Young Person of the Year Award for Cambridgeshire at a prestigious award ceremony in Cambridge.
At Neale-Wade Academy Charlie is regarded as both an outstanding role model, particularly in regard to building capacity in and helping others. His exemplary record speaks for itself. He is an attendance role model, has attained British Values Rewards for motivation, ambition, conscientiousness, community spirit, confidence and drive. He is always bright and cheery and is capable of holding an eloquent conversation whenever it is required.
In September 2016 he was awarded a Gold Student Ambassador Award in recognition of 3 outstanding years at the Academy. To achieve a Student Ambassador Award students need to display a wide range of leadership skills both in and out of the classroom. Evidence of Charlie’s achievements include:
Charlie meets me on a termly basis both as the Head of Diana Anti-bullying and as a member of H2L. What impresses me immensely is Charlie’s ability to build capacity in other students. As the lead student at the meeting it would be very easy for him to choose to dominate proceedings and be the sole voice of the group. I have no doubt that Charlie possesses the qualities to dominate a meeting if he so wishes, but he consciously makes an effort to draw the opinions of all involved. He has a kind, caring yet authoritative manner in this situation. Excellent as a role model but equally giving other people the opportunity and support to make their voice heard too.
Furthermore, Charlie was selected to receive an award in London for his contributions to the Diana Award group. This prestigious national award highlights the impact that his actions have had beyond the boundaries of the Academy. Charlie is someone who truly makes a difference and inspires others. He possesses the natural air of leadership and is truly a young man worthy of commendation.
Finally, Charlie has made a tremendous contribution to his local Police Cadet unit where his leadership qualities have enabled others to partake in a wide variety of projects that have been of benefit to the community. £200 of the prize money that Charlie received for his award will be presented to his local unit as a token of appreciation for the opportunities that it has provided him with.
Mr Welling, Head of School