A RUGBY schooboy has been chosen as an ambassador for a national anti-bullying campaign.
Lewis Gurney, ten, from Eastlands Primary School is one of just 16 youngsters selected from 100 applicants to sit on the National Anti-Bullying Youth Board.
Together they will represent the views of thousands of schools and young people from across the UK, offering advice on anti-bullying policies and practices.
The members will also have the chance to help plan this year’s Anti-Bullying week which takes place in November.
Lewis said: “I am delighted to be part of it, and I am looking forward to representing young peoples’ views about bullying.
“I feel I will definitely make a difference to the lives of other young people who have experienced bullying or have been a bully themselves.”
The Diana Award, established in 1999 in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, runs the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme, a nationwide programme with over 11,000 trained ambassadors in over 1,000 schools across the UK.
Alex Holmes, Diana Award Programme Manager said: “I was really impressed with the applications we received for the National Anti-Bullying Youth Board. I am looking forward to meeting up with the board members throughout the year and hearing their views, ideas and recommendations.”
Visit www.diana-award.org.uk for more information, or to join the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme.