Sophie (Yuxin) Huang
International Diana Award
Sophie has given herself to the service of the school community as Head of House, Member of the School Council and Head Girl. Outside of the school community she also spent her Christmas holiday in Guangdong Province volunteering in a Kindergarten for Stay-Behind Children. These are children whose parents are migrant workers being brought up by their grandparents and often live in poverty. Sophie was instrumental in forging links between the CIS Chengdu and Qionglai School for Deaf Children and is also actively involved in the volunteer group which draws up planned visits between her school and the Qionglai School. This has enabled her school to begin a programme of inclusion with these children, many of whom also live in poverty and experience discrimination on account of their disability.