Corey Hawksworth, Head Boy and Prefect at Firth Park Academy in Sheffield, has been presented with a Diana Award as a Champion Volunteer at an award ceremony at Leeds College of Music.
He is one of a group of outstanding young people who have invested a huge amount of energy and time to improve the lives of others and receive this award, in memory of Princess Diana.
Corey's citation read...'At a young age, Corey was able to identify sports and helping others as two of the most important things to him. He has since developed many creative ways to combine his two passions into a positive and constructive outlet.
'For a number of years, Corey has coached Primary school children, helped run school sports days and worked with local Police to get disengaged youngsters off the streets and focusing them on sports like football.
'Corey donates his free time on summer holidays to being a leader at the summer and holiday school for students between the ages of 8 and 14. And as a peer mentor he has acted as a role model for younger students, supporting them in improving their academic achievement.'
Award Holders change the lives of others; whether they’re a volunteer, fundraiser, carer, campaigner or anti-bullying mentor. Dean Jones, Principal at Firth Park Academy, said: "Corey Hawksworth is a fantastic ambassador for the positive impact of volunteering on the engagement of younger students in enrichment and sporting opportunities."