Award for pupil tackling homelessness in the city

Picture of Georgia Johnson holding her Good Citizenship certificate with Sir Jon Murphy, Sir Vince Cable and LJMU Vice-Chancellor Nigel Weatherill
Pictured from left to right: Sir Jon Murphy, Georgia Johnson, Sir Vince Cable and LJMU Vice-Chancellor Nigel Weatherill

The most recent Good Citizenship Award was presented to Year 9 Gateacre School pupil, Georgia Johnson, in recognition of her fundraising and support for homeless people in Liverpool.

Alongside collecting clothing, toiletries and food with her friends and family, Georgia took time out to sit and talk with homeless people, discovering the often tragic reasons why they now find themselves in such dire circumstances. By treating these vulnerable people with great care and compassion, Georgia proved herself a worthy recipient of the Citizenship Award.

Georgia was presented with the award by Sir Vince Cable who delivered the evening’s Roscoe Lecture, Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Weatherill, and the Chair of the Roscoe Lecture Series, Professor Sir Jon Murphy.

Rachel Woods, Head of House at Gateacre School, said:

“Georgia takes time to talk and eat with the homeless, regularly visiting Liverpool city centre with her mother. This shows her compassion and her understanding of how life isn’t always straight forward. Taking time to listen and talk to the homeless is very important to Georgia. In essence, life isn’t always straight forward and as we all can probably relate to, can sometimes throw some curve balls. It’s a wonderful thing to be caring and compassionate and Georgia for us sums this up.”

The Good Citizenship Awards recognise the often overlooked contributions that young people from different cultures and communities make to society today.

Georgia’s story was also covered in the Liverpool Echo


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