Your Life Pupil Zara ded­i­cates 100 hours to char­ity

Coventry Telegraph - - NOSTALGIA - Year 11 Zara Ba­con with her cer­tifi­cate

WELL done Zara! A Year 11 stu­dent from The Avon Val­ley School and Per­form­ing Arts Col­lege has given 100 hours of her time to char­ity.

Zara Ba­con, a mem­ber of the Rugby school’s For­tune House, re­cently re­ceived a cer­tifi­cate af­ter com­plet­ing 100 hours of vol­un­tary work with Ox­fam in Rugby over the past year.

Af­ter ded­i­cat­ing her time, and in recog­ni­tion of her achieve­ment, Zara re­ceived a cer­tifi­cate from vin­spired, the UK’s lead­ing vol­un­teer­ing char­ity for 14- to 25-year-olds.

Each time she worked at Ox­fam’s shop in Re­gent Street Zara recorded her time on the vin­spired web­site. Her log was then ver­i­fied by the char­ity’s staff con­firm­ing her ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment.

In ad­di­tion to re­ceiv­ing a cer­tifi­cate, Zara’s achieve­ment and the hours logged will also go to­wards the com­ple­tion of her Duke of Edinburgh Award, which she has al­most fin­ished.

Head teacher Ali­son Davies said: “It is won­der­ful to see a stu­dent com­mit­ting their time out­side of school for the ben­e­fit of oth­ers.

“What’s even more im­pres­sive is that Zara has used her own ini­tia­tive to do this.

“Zara is a hard­work­ing stu­dent who has learnt a whole range of new skills through vol­un­teer­ing her time, this will no doubt serve her well in the fu­ture.

“One hun­dred hours is huge amount of time and I hope Zara is very proud of her achieve­ment.”

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