Habitat for Humanity ‘Spirit of Partnership’ Award

Congratulations to representatives from Grosvenor’s Year Thirteen who, along with their counterparts from 'Our Lady and St. Patrick’s College', were recently presented with the prestigious ‘Spirit of Partnership’ award by 'Habitat for Humanity NI' for their contributions to the ‘Change Makers’ Programme.

‘Change Makers’ is a shared education and citizenship programme which brings together Year 13 and 14 students from two partnering schools to explore social justice and active citizenship. As part of the programme students consider how they can be ‘Change Makers’ in their school, community and world; bringing about positive change for those in need.

The annual programme, which Grosvenor and OLSPC have participated in from its inception, includes two workshops, a volunteering day on a local Habitat community building project and a fundraising challenge. During their ten years of partnership over 200 pupils from each school have engaged in the initiative, assisting with ten local community building projects across Northern Ireland and raising over £22,000 in the process, equating to a total of approximately 28 homes.

Year Thirteen pupils Tianna Jackson and Maya Todd, along with Principal Dr. Vasey, the School’s Habitat for Humanity co-ordinator Mrs Browne and representatives from ‘Our Lady and St. Patrick’s College’, were present to receive the award at the Agapé Centre, on the Lisburn Road, on the evening of Saturday 6th May: well done to everybody who has worked so diligently over the past decade to contribute towards the School’s receipt of this impressive accolade; we hope that both schools continue to raise further funds for this worthwhile charity for many years to come.

Grosvenor pupils Maya Todd (far left) and Tianna Jackson, pictured alongside Dr Vasey and Mrs Browne, upon receipt of the 'Spirit of Partnership' Award, on behalf of the School, on the evening of Saturday 6th May.