THE 2021 DIANA AWARD ROLL OF HONOUR
On 28th June 2021, 300 young people, aged 9-25, from across the world were recognised for going above and beyond in their daily lives to create and sustain positive change.
The Diana Award is the highest accolade a young person can achieve for social action for humanitarian efforts.
This year’s Diana Award recipients represent some of the most inspirational young people from across the UK and around the world. These exceptional young people have demonstrated their ability to inspire and mobilise new generations to serve their communities and create long lasting change on a global scale.
We are so proud that recognised amongst these incredible young people is Old Millhillian Theo Sergio. Theo joined Mill Hill on a bursary in Year 11 as a border. He threw himself into his new environment, taking part in every co-curricular activity possible, from CCF to the Debating Society.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Theo has been involved in discussions with government ministers on education provision and mental health support for young people with special educational needs.
Theo was born with severe visual impairment resulting from bilateral retinoblastoma – or cancer of the eyes. Eager not to let this present a barrier to Theo’s education, the School assigned Martin Pearce to him as a one-to-one support assistant, implementing several measures that are now recommended as best practice for visually impaired pupils across the UK.
Theo is determined to create positive change and is passionate about reducing knife crime. Theo was recruited to the ‘Youth Advisory Forum’, the first-ever youth civil service body, and is the youngest person in British history to contribute to a Number 10 cabinet meeting.
Congratulations to Theo on all he has achieved, a truly inspirational leader.