BIG HEART: Gabi Hollows, Miguel del Valle and NSW Education Minister, Rob Stokes. "The endless ideas...of young people continues to inspire me," Ms Hollows said.
“Selfless, thoughtful and caring” is how teacher Bernadette Fenech-Soler describes her student Miguel del Valle.
Miguel, of Mary Immaculate Primary School in Quakers Hill, is one of 176 students from around the state recognised for his compassion, integrity and kindness.
His caring attitude was awarded at a ceremony for the Fred Hollows Humanity Award at Parliament House last week.
“I felt happy and excited when I found out I won an award,” Miguel said.
A national initiative of The Fred Hollows Foundation, the Humanity Award acknowledges Year 6 pupils who follow in Fred’s footsteps by demonstrating humanitarian values towards others.
Miguel was nominated by his teacher, Ms Fenech-Soler, for always helping others in need, showing respect to teachers, and undertaking many responsibilities within the school.
“Miguel is selfless, thoughtful and caring,” Ms Fenech-Soler said. “He is a great role model and helper to younger students and the wider community.”