Modest Daniel ‘Young Citizen of the Year’ Finalist

This has been hosted at the Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters, Hutton, the High Sheriff of Lancashire’s was present to perform the presentations to the ‘Young Citizen of the Year Award’.

Amongst the winners was Blackpool’s own Daniel Barber, Head Prefect at St. George’s School.  Daniel, a student in Year 11, was nominated by the chaplain and College teacher for his service and commitment to the school over the past five years. He has also been a finalist in the Blackpool Gazette Education Achievement Awards.

Amongst the roles he has held in his five years at St. George’s, Daniel has managed to be the Head Prefect, a worker for the school’s Watershed Cafe, an Anti-Bullying Ambassador, Spirituality Captain, be on the Pupil Maths Committee. He has also represented the school at the Lancashire Schools Poetry Reading Competition. and most recently a school representative on Blackpool Council’s ‘Safeguarding Children’s Board’ and President of the School Council.

Speaking about Daniel, Graham Warnock, Head Teacher, commented: “Daniel’s a wonderful young man and excellent role model.  Hard-working, caring and eminently likable, he has earned the respect of staff, students and governors alike.  He has given tremendous service to the school but is also active and generous with his time outside of school as well.”  

Active in Explorer Scouts – he is on the County Forum and a Young Leader in the Scout movement, Blackpool Children’s Pantomime and Blackpool Gang Show! 

As if this is not enough he also finds the energy to go indoor climbing every week,  he also is managing work towards his 10 GCSE’s in exemplary fashion, his aim being Cambridge University to study Sciences.

Daniel is proof positive in an anxious and unsettled world that our future is in safe hands with young people like him around.  We are all very proud of him.