St. Mary's Menston's Bambisanani Partnership receives Diana Award 2018

St. Mary's students who visited South Africa honoured at Diana Award Event

We're so proud of our 2017 South Africa Visit St. Mary's students who were honoured at today's #DianaAwardNorth event

Diana Awards North Photo gallery (8 photos)

The Bambisanani Partnership is a unique collaboration developed by St. Mary’s Menston in Leeds, UK and Mnyakanya High School in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Bambisanani is the Zulu word meaning 'working hand in hand'. 'Bambisanani' aptly encapsulates the philosophy of the partnership which significantly now includes both the University of Leeds and Leeds Trinity University as key members.

The partnership uses sport as a major catalyst to develop international understanding, education, health and leadership.

The initiative, which began in 2006, has gained both national and international acclaim and is a registered charity.

The following students have attained the highest accolade a young person can achieve for social action or humanitarian efforts – The Diana Award:

  • Ewan Copsey

  • Tadhg Collins,

  • Laurence Patterson

  • George Powell

  • Larissa Meggitt,

  • Pauline Hall

  • Rosie Egan

  • Lorna Gilroy Turner

  • Ezra Cheng

  • Megan O'Connor

  • Phoebe Kendall

  • Niamh Devine

  • Tasha Cooper

  • Katie Fearnley

“Through their amazing work, the (Bambisanani) students have developed a genuine kind heartedness and emotional intelligence that they will continue to use as they start their lives as young adults.”
— The Diana Award