A year 8 student from Tettenhall College, Wolverhampton, has been featured in the new ‘One Hundred Reasons to Hope’ book from Captain Sir Tom Moore.
Manon, and her friend Eva, have been recognised in the latest publication from the national hero after promoting positive news coverage to their community during the first and second lockdowns.
The hopeful journalists released their own ‘Happy News’ newspaper to their village of Beckbury, near Albrighton, in an effort to lift the spirits of locals during the Covid-19 pandemic by sharing positive stories from Shropshire and around the world.
‘One Hundred Reasons to Hope’ was published in mid September and features 100 stories from all over the UK.
The book of hope highlights special stories, covering the work of celebrities like Joe Wicks, through his workout sessions during the lockdowns, to the selfless acts of everyday heroes helping their local areas at a difficult time.
Manon’s mum, Fabienne, shared that the girls had the chance to visit the garden where Captain Sir Tom Moore made history as he raised funds for the NHS:
“The girls were so passionate about spreading ‘Happy News’ during the pandemic and it’s fantastic to see them recognised for it.
“They got to meet Captain Tom’s family and visit the garden where he made history through his sponsored walk to raise funds for the NHS.”
The inspiring work of the Captain Tom Foundation can be followed on Twitter:
We recently launched ‘One Hundred Reasons to Hope’, a book featuring stories of triumph, perseverance, and positivity from the past year. We hope it will help inspire the next generation of Captain Toms and help us build a more hopeful world.#TomorrowWillBeAGoodDay pic.twitter.com/JWyXC1xvCg
— The Captain Tom Foundation (@captaintommoore) September 29, 2021
The Headmaster of Tettenhall College, Christopher McAllister, is ‘incredibly proud’ of Manon, reiterating that ‘community’ is a core value of the school:
“I’m incredibly proud of Manon for her inspiring display of kindness and encouragement.
“Community is a core value of the College and it’s great to see Manon carry this attribute outside of the College gates and into her neighbourhood.”
Tettenhall College was founded in 1863, originally teaching the sons of free churchmen, but now educates both boys and girls from the ages of two to 18.