Leon Ward was a former student of Hereford Technology School. 

Leon Ward was inducted into the Ormiston Maritime Academy, Wall of Fame in September 2016 and was Guest Speaker at Ormiston Maritime Academy’s Presentation Evening in October 2016.

Leon is an inspiration to all at Ormiston Maritime Academy and we are delighted that his career and champion for Youth Rights continues to flourish. Leon has recently had the honour of speaking at Heads of the Commonwealth Forum, alongside Prime Minister, Theresa May and was also invited to the Queen’s Birthday Celebration at the Royal Albert Hall.


This Grimsby man has had a pretty big week – showing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle round a youth project and giving a speech alongside Prime Minister Theresa May.

Leon Ward has been pictured with some of the most important and recognisable people on the planet this week, at events held across London that have dominated front pages and news channels alike.

The 26-year-old former Hereford Technology School pupil is the Programme Manager for First Give, who work in partnership with secondary schools to help young people give their time, tenacity and talents to improve their local communities.

Leon co-chaired the Commonwealth Youth Forum on Wednesday, which was held at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London. One of his many duties on the day was greeting soon-to-be-married Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from the royal car, as they arrived at the event in front of the glare of the world’s press. He escorted the couple around the centre to meet some of the young people who are involved with the project, introducing them to the couple as they went along.

Amazingly, this wasn’t the first meeting for the Grimbarian and Prince Harry, as the pair also met on Monday, at a round table meeting which was also attended by Prime Minister Theresa May.

Read the full story on the Grimsby Telegraph HERE

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