A selfless Rydal Penrhos pupil has been handed a significant honour from a leading human rights organisation.
Millie Collins, a Year 11 pupil at the school, will be part of the Amnesty International Youth Advisory Board after being appoint by a panel following a successful application process.
The 16-year-old will travel to London for various meetings with the select group throughout the year, where they will discuss different ways to improve Amnesty and offer thoughts on the current work being done.
Millie said: “The whole process was a bit like a job interview, they asked me what projects I had been working on and my own thoughts on how I would improve Amnesty International if I was awarded a place.
“I did not think I would ever get a place as there were so many people applying from all over the country. I am really chuffed to be on the Youth Board and looking forward to travelling to London.”
The pupil has been part of Rydal Penrhos’ Amnesty group for two years and has participated in a range of projects including their ‘Refugees Welcome’ initiative and the current work being done to aid those that have been affected by Human Trafficking throughout the region.
Deputy Head Tim Cashell, added: “This is a huge honour and one that Millie can be very proud of.
“Only a select few applicants are appointed to the Youth Advisory Board, and this is a reflection on the way Millie conducted herself during the application process, and the work she has put in as part of the school’s Amnesty group.”