"Hi my name’s Lydia and I've been an Anti-Bullying Ambassador for about six months now and already I have been so lucky to have done so much for my Anti Bullying campaign. It's been a very busy six months organising things in school and out of school but I am loving it!
Since becoming an Anti-Bullying Ambassador I have gained so much more confidence and I've even been able to speak on BBC Breakfast about my work and experiences. Although I'm the only trained Anti Bullying Ambassador in my school of a thousand pupils, I have been successful in getting together a small group of volunteers named "The Good Citizens Group" and we have lots of projects planned. This term we are focusing on cyber safety and we are currently in the process of making a video about how to stay safe online which we hope will be shown in assemblies and the local primary schools too. We also have been able to get assembly slots so we can hold 10 minute assemblies to the school each term about our work and promoting our Anti Bullying Campaign.
A new love for fundraising has sparked a lot of ideas for raising money for The Diana Award and Anti Bullying Pro. Most recently, I hiked up Snowdon and raised £250 which is amazing. Knowing that the money that I've raised will go towards training so many Anti Bullying Ambassadors is incredible! I managed to put together a video about my hike. You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph8bojAhDVs and donate through my JustGiving page: http://www.justgiving.com/LydiasSnowdonHike
What's next for me? I am going to attend the Birmingham Inspire Day with The Diana Award on 10th June and I am so excited to meet Diana Award Holders and the team. I am going to continue working hard to promote Anti Bullying and one day I hope to work in the Diana Award offices! "
The Diana Award team are incredible proud of Lydia for all of her efforts and donations! We look forward to seeing her at our Inspire Day.