Wednesday 24th February, 2016

Young Leaders receive High Sheriff Award

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Two of Romsey Mill's Young Leaders have received an award from the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, at a special presentation held in Cambridge's Guildhall in February.

Mark Findlay and Junior McKinght, volunteers and members of the Young Leaders programme, attended the event on behalf of Romsey Mill, to receive the award from the High Sheriff, Captain V H Lucas,  

The Young Leaders programme, called Virtuous Circles, is a 12 month leadership development programme created by Romsey Mill to help identify and equip young people to support their peers and future generations.

After an intensive introduction to youth work practice, including safeguarding and first aid training, the young leaders have the opportunity to receive specialist accredited training in sport, arts or music technology.

The Young Leaders programme is part-funded by The High Sheriff's Award Scheme.

Both Mark and Junior have a long association with Romsey Mill, having previously attended youth groups and taken part in other special activities - particularly music related.  They are now volunteers with Romsey Mill's music programme, using their talents and experience to help other young people who are currently involved with Romsey Mill's youth development programme.

Whilst receiving the award, the two young men accpeted the invitation to perform an impromptu rap in the Council Chamber, where the presentations were taking place.

 

Mark Findlay and Junior McKinght are pictured below with the High Sheriff's Award, and with (back row - left to right): Capt. V H Lucas, High Sheriff; Robert Dryden, Mayor of Cambridge;  Chris Belcher, Chairman of Cambridgeshire Community Foundation; Colin Greenhalgh, Deputy Lieutenant.