The Royal Free Hospital Children's School have won in the category ‘Partnership Working in Volunteering.' at the 2018 Helpforce Champions Awards.
At the Royal Free Hospital school, volunteers help by assisting in the day school and on the wards with young patients. Among the team who generously give their time are teaching assistants and others who bring their therapy dogs to visit students during lessons and break times.
Alex Yates, head teacher of the school, said: “Volunteers add variety and new skills to the school experience for our students. Their contribution also allows teaching staff to give additional time to support more young people with medical or mental health needs.”