23 Jun 2017

Queen recognises Kiwi anti-cyberbullying initiative

From Nine To Noon, 9:30 am on 23 June 2017

Kiwi anti-cyberbullying project Sticks 'n' Stones is getting the Royal seal of approval. Run almost entirely by young people for young people, the initiative was founded in Central Otago five years ago by then-schoolgirl sisters Courtney and Ashleigh Smith following a spate of suicides at their school. Nine to Noon covered this inspirational project last year, and since then Courtney has since received a Diana Award - the Princess of Wales Memorial Award for Inspirational Young People, for her efforts. Ashleigh, now an Otago Polytechnic Nursing 2nd year student, speaks to Lynn Freeman from Cambridge in the UK where she is to receive a "Queen's Young Leaders Award" from the Queen next week.