Stokesley Boy Honoured for Public Service Work
7:30pm 16th April 2013
Twelve year old Ben Walker has been rewarded for his work as Junior Consort of the Chairman of Hambleton District Council, Councillor Bridget Fortune.
For the last year Ben has accompanied and supported her at several events including the Olympic Torch Relay and the Hambleton Sports Awards.
Ben, who is in his first year at Stokesley School, has undertaken the work as part of a citizenship initiative.
“Ben is an exceptionally well mannered young man and made a wonderful junior consort for me. I this it is marvellous that young people accept responsibility for their citizenship programme and am pleased that ‘citizenship’ is a big part of Stokesley School ,” said Councillor Fortune.
He received an engraved glass memento and a copy of a book recording the Olympic Torch Relay's visit to Hambleton.
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