VIDEO: Statewide search for Year 6 student to be Fred Hollows' junior ambassador

KINDNESS: Group shot from the 2019 Queensland Humanity Award ceremony. Photo: Daniel Jesus Vignolli.
KINDNESS: Group shot from the 2019 Queensland Humanity Award ceremony. Photo: Daniel Jesus Vignolli.

THE Fred Hollows Foundation is calling for nominations for the Fred Hollows Humanity Award, which recognised Year 6 students who demonstrated compassion, integrity and kindness towards others.

Parents, teachers, principals and community members can nominate a child in Year 6 for the award and one junior ambassador from each state and territory will be selected.

Founding director of The Fred Hollows Foundation Gabi Hollows said Fred used to say the basic attribute of mankind is to look after each other.

"He would be so proud to know the Fred Hollows Humanity Award is recognising students who are demonstrating this belief in their own lives.

"To see students honouring these words by showing compassion, kindness and integrity during such a challenging year is incredibly inspiring," she said.

She urged people to nominate a Year 6 student for the humanity award to help spread compassion and kindness during these trying time.

One student recognised at last year's ceremony was Concordia Lutheran College student Bella Edwards who was nominated for her altruistic, caring and compassionate nature.

The Toowoomba student conceived an idea to make over 300 ANZAC biscuits with her classmates to say thank you to veterans.

All nominees will receive a certificate and be recognised at a virtual presentation ceremony later in the year.

A junior ambassador from Queensland will be recognised and will be able to extend their humanity by allocating $5000, donated by the award's charity partner Specsavers, to one of the foundation's programs to end avoidable blindness.

Nominate a Year 6 student at www.hollows.org/fredhollowshumanityaward before 11.59pm September 11.