Student awarded Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Award – St Edmund’s College

12 Nov 2020

Congratulations to Harry Jordan, Rhetoric II, for being awarded the Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Award.

The award celebrates and recognises young people who are promoting the common good in their local community, and helps everyone reflect on how Catholic social teaching – such as promoting peace and building community – is being lived out on a daily basis. The award is recognised by Million Minutes, a charity that supports projects helping young people to transform their lives and put Catholic social teaching into practice.

Harry Jordan used his design and technology talents over lockdown to create PPE kit for local NHS workers and to create visors for our teachers to use in school. Harry Jordan also designed a “hangie” which is a device used to hold onto rails while using public transport, without having to actually touch the rail.

Mrs Peirce, Senior Teacher in charge of Religious Life, said: “Harry is incredibly modest and wouldn’t ever bring attention to himself. He quietly does what is right and has a lovely manner with others. He would be stunned to receive this award. It would be a wonderful way of recognising his commitments. Harry is likely to continue to use his DT skills for the good of others and is so generous with his time often working late into the evenings.”