Coronavirus; Harlesden student recognised for her community spirit by the Jack Petchey Foundation
PUBLISHED: 10:37 10 June 2020 | UPDATED: 10:37 10 June 2020
A Harlesden school student has been recognised for her community spirit during Covid-19 lockdown.
Giovanna Goulart, a pupil at the Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College, in Crownhill Road, has been awarded a Jack Petchey Community Award.
The 17-year-old went “above and beyond to support a fellow student who had fallen on hard times during the lockdown, the charity said.
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She mobilised members of her year to raise £200 for the student and used the cash to buy essentials that would last and support the family.
Giovanna, who won £50 and received a letter from Sir Jack Petchey, said: “This award is so special to me, it is a reminder that hard work is always honoured. But it is also an incentive to continue working and caring for my community, and I will continue to dedicate myself to my community.”
Ciara McCombe, who nominated Giovanna, said: “Giovanna’s actions gave the student hope and showed her that in times of hardship, community always shines; replacing anxiety and uncertainty with love and support.”
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