Sophie Tremewan (Y12) represented Middleton Grange at the World Vision Senior Scholarship week held in Auckland in October. There, young people passionate for social justice and with a desire to stand up and help solve the entrenched inequalities of our world heard from a variety of speakers on topics such as the current refugee crisis, different ways to lead and ways in which to take action. They also had the opportunity to visit recently arrived former refugees at the AUT Refugee Education Programme.
On the Awards Night Sophie received Middleton Grange’s award as the third top fundraising high school in the whole of New Zealand!
Harley Hamilton, World Vision’s Schools’ Relationship Manager wrote,
“… what an incredible young lady Sophie is. She wears her passion to help the misfortunate and disadvantaged so openly and has some really big ideas about the world we live in and her place in it. I have every confidence that she is going to do some amazing things, not just next year at Middleton, but once she leaves school too. Sophie’s values are a testament to your school and the environment that she has grown up in – which is a credit to you, your staff and her family.
It is a real privilege to be able to partner with your school to create big change; this year in Bangladesh and next year for thousands of children from Syria.”