Student at Loughborough's Charnwood College wins volunteering award

A student from Loughborough’s Charnwood College, part of the David Ross Education Trust, has been recognised for her commitment to volunteering during a prestigious awards ceremony. 


Year 12 student and Deputy Head Girl Lorraine Wright, who is currently studying for her A levels at Charnwood College, picked up the Junior Volunteer of the Year Award at the Charnwood Sports Awards. Charnwood College’s Sports Enrichment Officer, Izzy Perry, also won the Contribution to School Sport Award at the event.


The awards ceremony, organised by Charnwood Borough Council, acknowledged the contribution to the local community of junior and senior athletes, coaches, volunteers and individual projects.


Lorraine, who has been involved with the local women’s football team Loughborough Foxes for six years, is a volunteer referee and has supported the club through a variety of fundraising activities.


With the support of the football club, Lorraine is now a qualified Level 7 referee and regularly officiates at junior fixtures. The student has also played an important role in helping the Loughborough Foxes develop their new Wild Cats programme, and has assisted with fundraising activities held at the club every Sunday.


During her time at Charnwood College, Lorraine has also made a significant contribution to the school community. She is captain of the girls’ football team at the academy, and helps out with School Games camps held at Charnwood College. In 2016, Lorraine was also one of only 11 students from across the David Ross Education Trust to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime ecological project in the Caribbean, part of the Trust’s pioneering enrichment programme.


Alastair O’Connor, Vice Principal at Charnwood College: “Lorraine is a hugely valued member of our school community. She is a great role model for her younger peers and always wants to help others progress through her encouragement, motivation and enthusiasm.


“Contributing to our community is something we are really passionate about at Charnwood College, and we encourage all of our students to work with and help their local community. We are incredibly proud of Lorraine and this fantastic achievement.”