A Highbridge sixth form student has taken on a prestigious role as one of only two Unicef Youth Ambassadors in the UK.

Thrinayani Ramarishnan of King Alfred School’s Year 13 has been appointed to the role, having survived a rigorous application and interview process.

She has this month taken part her first board meeting in London where she introduced herself to the chair of the board and the Executive director and met several trustees.

King Alfred School’s head of sixth form Jonathan Gaskell said; “Thrinayani is an excellent role model to our school community and her sense of civic responsibility is an example to all.”

Unicef is the school’s official Sixth Form charity of the year and Thrinayani – along with Year 13 friends Jessica Pelling, Amy Fisher, Paige Dawson and Geoffrey Smith – have already been raising funds in Burnham town centre by selling raffle tickets and giving out high viz jackets to children, as well as talking to Specsaver customers and people on the street. She helped Specsavers raise £500 for UNICEF.