By Virginia, 14
Archie Matthews, 14, of Worle Community School Academy in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, is so community minded that he even takes care of local greenery in his local park.
Archie spent hours removing weeds from paths, and cutting back overgrown bushes so that it is safer and nicer for everybody to use.
Due to Archie’s work, the new mayor of Weston-super-Mare Cllr James Clayton came to visit him in person to congratulate him on his outstanding effort.
Cllr Clayton said: “The work that Archie has carried out improving the local area for everyone to enjoy is nothing short than remarkable.
“There are so many young kids like Archie out there in our town doing remarkable things.
“My plan as Mayor is to shine a positive light on our youth and give them the recognition they deserve. Young Archie is a prime example of this and a good role model to other youths.”
Archie, who is also part of Jill Dando News, said: “I was so fed up of looking at an overgrown mess, so I took it upon myself to do something about it.
“I was so pleased that the mayor congratulated me for my hard work.”
The WCSA motto is ‘We Challenge and Support to Achieve’, resulting in students who thrive in all areas.
The academy has a high-achieving and caring ethos, aiming to challenge and support to encourage the full potential of every single student.
WCSA is part of The Priory Learning Trust which places a massive emphasis on community and civic duty.