Every other year young people from the region are nominated for the Young Person of the Year (YOPEY) award, which is part of a campaign started by Tony Gearing MBE, Founder & Chief Executive, to give young people a fairer image in the media – and society as a whole – by ‘revealing, recognising and rewarding young, unsung heroes and setting them up as positive role models for other young people to copy.’
We were invited to compere this year’s event at St. John’s College, Cambridge, on 29th November, and were delighted by the large number of our students who volunteered.
Student Supervisor at Long Road Julie White reports:
“Our students were allocated specific tasks: Meeters and Greeters, Receptionists, Presenters, Photographers’ Assistants, Reporter and Autocue Management. They helped to set up the event, making sure that everything was done correctly. They were then sent off to change into their suits / posh frocks.
“The event started at 7pm and was attended by a whole range of dignitaries as well as nominees and their families. Our students were excellent. They were extremely professional and were a credit to Long Road.”
To see the photos, go to Facebook: Long Road students compere the 2017 YOPEY awards