Posted by esbvm on 31st July 2009
Our step to promote awareness of the work of the society among young people initiated last year with the first annual prize by the ESBVM Council to students who have made an outstanding contribution to Ecumenism made its 2nd award in July.
The award in the form of a tasteful glass trophy within which is embedded the engraved logo of the society was once again presented at Prior Park College in Bath and the 2nd recipient was Tegan Lloyd-Williams who joined Prior Park College in the 6th form after an exemplary school career at St Gregory’s Catholic College in Bath.
She was Head Girl at St Gregory’s and outstanding in support of the religious life of her Catholic schools where she has been a committed Christian in the Church of England. (Her father is the vicar of St Michael’s in Bath.) At Prior Park, as at St Gregory’s, her support for the Catholic life of the colleges in all kinds of ways has been matched by her personal Christian commitment to the Anglican tradition and demonstrated how much can and should be achieved by Christians working together in an educational community. Once again the winner is an Anglican student.
Tegan had shown significant ecumenical efforts during her 6th Form years at the College and has received a certificate, a copy of the ESBVM Constitution and a book token prize and will be allowed to retain the award trophy. Awards have been considered in other schools and it is hoped this might be another way of involving young people in the work of the society. If this could develop nationally and internationally it might be very valuable. This is a much needed effort of promotion of the ESBVM.