Benj’s time at school was filled with accolades and achievements. He is now the recipient of the 2020 ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Award for the Covenant Christian School.
The award recognises ‘students who demonstrate leadership and teamwork within both the school and the broader community and who display strong values, such as doing one’s best, respect for others and “mateship”, that are integral to Australian society.’
Benj’s mum Danielle says of the prestigious award, “It’s a great honour for Benj to receive this award and he’s very deserving.
But, along with the award, Benj received a prize – $550. And instead of putting it towards his future Benj wants to make the future of others just that little bit brighter. So, he’s donating it to RIDBC.
“The donation recognises the 13 years of support I received from the School Support Service, and the fantastic people at RIDBC. I can’t thank my teachers enough.” Benj said.