Bristol student receives Good Samaritan Award


A Bristol teenager has been recognised by her Sixth Form College for her hard work and dedication to her community recently, during their annual 'Good Samaritan Awards'. Eighteen year old Charlotte Daly currently studies at St Brendan's Sixth Form College and was awarded for her impressive volunteering work.

Charlotte balances her post-16 studies with volunteering as a coach for Bristol Sport; an organisation which promotes access to and participation in sport across all ages and capability ranges. Through Bristol Sport, Charlotte runs a football-based workshop in a local school for children with learning difficulties. The dedicated teenager also takes time to coach children with Downs Syndrome, and shows no sign of stopping when it comes to giving back.

Charlotte was awarded for her selflessness and was recognised as St Brendan's 'Good Samaritan of the Year' during the College's Leavers' Festival. As the College said goodbye to 700 of its A-level students who will be going on to university, apprenticeships and jobs this autumn, the community reflected on the year and recognised individual achievements. Charlotte hopes to go on to university to study Paramedic Science next year, after studying Sport, Health and Social Care and Total Pro Soccer at the Brislington College. Total Pro Soccer has been key in inspiring Charlotte to take on such impressive volunteering activities. The course, which is run in association with Bristol City FC, provides both male and female footballers at St Brendan's with the opportunity to receive professional academy standard coaching; something which has encouraged many young adults like Charlotte to take football coaching into the community.

Michael Jaffrain, Principal of St Brendan's Sixth Form College said: "I am hugely proud of Charlotte and the various ways in which she has given back to her community through sport. Like many of our students, Charlotte works hard to be her best both inside and outside of the classroom and The Good Samaritan Award is one of the ways we recognise the selflessness and determination of our students here at St Brendan's. Each year I am amazed by the incredible acts of kindness our students show and they continue to inspire me every day."

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