City College Norwich’s Olivia gets Princess Diana Award

A teenager who brought together more than 100 pupils from across Norfolk for an anti-bullying event has won a Diana Award.

City College Norwich student Olivia Grosvenor, pictured right, who has had a brain tumour since early-childhood which affects her memory, was recognised for her efforts to raise awareness of diversity.

Yesterday, the 18-year-old was presented with the award – founded in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, to celebrate inspirational young people – by Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk Richard Jewson.

Olivia, who lives in Weybourne on the north Norfolk coast, said she felt proud to get the accolade, but did not feel she had 'done anything out of the ordinary'.

She added: 'I'm just very passionate about diversity and equality issues. Bullying is awful and unnecessary, but it's so common at so many schools.'

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Last November, the teenager brought together more than 100 pupils from Norfolk primary and high schools to put on performances during anti-bullying week.

The event was a big success and involved working with Norfolk County Council, Changing Faces – a charity which supports people with disfigurements – schools and fellow pupils. In May, she also spearheaded plans for an art exhibition to mark City College's diversity week using work by pupils from Sheringham Woodfields School and Quidenham Children's Hospice, both of which she attended when she was younger.

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