Teacher Kate Biskupovich with Caltex Service to the School Awards winner Malu Bow
MALU Bow loves nothing better than giving back to her community at Guardian Angels' School, Wynnum.
Now she has been recognised for her generosity with a Caltex Service to the School Awards.
The awards, which began in 1995, recognise students from schools/colleges located for their outstanding contribution to their school and the community.
The aim was to encourage recipients to continue to give back to the local community and inspire other young people to develop important life skills in volunteering and community spirit.
Malu, who was recognised for her work with the school's sustainability group, the Earth Guardians, said she was honoured and humbled to receive the award.
“It was an awesome feeling," she said.
She said the Earth Guardians group met every lunchtime and discussed ways to make the school a more environmentally friendly place.
“We've been trying to stop plastic straws being used in the tuckshop, we've upgraded our school garden and we encourage the rest of the students to pick up litter.
“Receiving this award just makes me want to work harder to make the world a better place for everybody."
Assistant Principal for Administration Nicole Waller said it was so lovely to witness Malu Bow receiving the award.
“She truly does exemplify all of the qualities of a selfless, kind, compassionate leader in our school and we are incredibly proud of her achievement and recognition as it is so deserved," Nicole said.
Teacher Kate Biskupovich said Malu really deserved the recognition.
“When I was asked who I thought we should choose to nominate for this award Malu immediately came to mind.
“We have a lot of great students here at Guardian Angels', but I think Malu really stands out.
“She really goes out of her way to help the school community and the environment as part of the Earth Guardians.
“She also puts herself forward for other things when asked and the way she deals with the other students is amazing to see, she's very kind and thoughtful and friendly and caring."
Kate said the whole school community were extremely proud of Malu winning the award.
“I think they recognised her contribution to our school community and they were really excited for her.
“She's also a great inspiration to our younger students.
“They'll definitely want to follow her great example.
“She's going to go on and do great things in her life.," she said.
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