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Chair Luc Nominated for Lord Lieutenants award! We would like to say a huge thank you to all the Year 11 parliament leaders who have rallied round and worked really hard to make sure projects and activities go ahead and also that you feel someone is representing your views and concerns. Michael, Paige, Chloe, Thomas, Antonia, Brogan, Leonard, Oliwia, you are superstars! Every single person who works on the student parliament gets a shout out and will receive a certificate of participation, every single person deserves recognition. We could only nominate one person for the Young Leaders Award and it seemed fitting to nominate the chair of our parliament, Luc Honey. Here is the reason why, we hope you agree:

Luc has galvanised the student parliament. He always goes above and beyond to ensure that student voice is not marginalised in school and he supports younger students to shine. In all the pictures you can see, Luc is present, it is wonderful to watch him take the lead in meetings but also encourage other students to speak. Luc cares, he wants to make a difference to communities but also to every member of our school. He is an outstanding leader, he is humble and he is committed and enthusiastic. Recently after planning and taking the lead on our campaign for the homeless, Luc became hospitalised. He was not able to give the TV interview that he was rehearsing for several days and could not see the end result of his leafletting, assemblies and physical work of inspiring people to bring in a tin for a homeless person. He sent an email, not to complain but to apologise for not being there to support the other students and for letting the school down. More recently, due to his own personal experiences and wanting to get involved, he supported a film about mental health. Leading on this film, helping others to research and agreeing to be filmed has meant that his legacy in the school will go on. He has courage to talk about his feelings and genuinely wants to show other people that they too can seek help and not face stigma from within the school community. He epitomises our school values, his resilience and responsibility to lead student voice from the front bravely has seen over 60 students wanting to take part in the student parliament at New College Leicester. The impact he has made during his time at New College Leicester is both remarkable and immeasurable.

Other staff who have worked with Luc since he arrived at New College Leicester as a Year 7 student speak of a young person who has not only grown in confidence over the past 5 years, but who has always shown the same compassion, commitment and drive to address issues that affect his peer group and the wider community.

Luc is very much part of our New College Family and we couldn’t be prouder of him and all that he has achieved during his time at New College Leicester.

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