A STUDENT at Ysgol Morgan Llwyd has been presented with a special award for her voluntary work during the summer.
Emma Jones, a sixth-former at the school, completed 200 hours of general administrative duties at the Citizens Advice Bureau through the Millennium Volunteers scheme and received her Award of Excellence from Karen Sinclair, AM for Clwyd South, at AVOW (Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham).
Emma will continue to be busy as she is currently studying with the aim of pursuing a career in radiography.
Millennium Volunteers is a UK Government-funded initiative for young people between 16 and 24 years old. The volunteers give their time to help others, doing something they enjoy and at the same time gaining experience, confidence and skills, while making a positive difference to the community.
Those completing 200 hours of voluntary activity in a year receive an Award of Excellence signed by the First Minister of the Welsh Assembly, and those clocking up 100 hours receive a Certificate of Recognition.
In September 32 students registered their interest in the programme at the Yale College Freshers Fair and 10 students have actually signed up on the programme.
For more information about the scheme visit the Volunteer Bureau at AVOW, 21 Egerton Street, Wrexham or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01978 312556.