Treloar’s Student Governor Oscar Anderson awarded MBE in Birthday Honours
Alongside being one of our Student Governors at Treloar’s, Oscar Anderson is a Disability Activist and One Young World Ambassador. He’s also just been awarded an MBE in the Birthday Honours, for services to global Disability Activism and Healthcare Reform.
We asked Oscar how he feels to receive the award:
“I feel over the moon with the fact that someone like me has been recognized by someone who’s as elegant yet humble as her majesty and I hope to rise through the ranks as much as I can, in the hopes of proving myself and others that I’m more than what they think. As far my role, it’s basically to inspire others to do the same while helping people who are less fortunate than me.”
Ben Bastin, Head of College said:
“We are very pleased to hear that Oscar our student governor has been awarded an MBE for his charity work and services to global Disability Activism. Oscar is a passionate young man and inspires us all to be vocal in supporting the needs of the young people at Treloar’s and across the world. We are incredibly proud of all the work Oscar does and it is fitting that he has received this wider recognition.”
Oscar is currently a student at Treloar College, we asked him what he hopes to do in the future:
“I hope to be part of One Young World for a long time and I think I’d like to become a freelancer poet and politician.”
Oscar will be speaking at the One Young World Summit in Manchester later this year. A wonderful opportunity to continue to inspire others.
Oscar’s poetry has featured before on these pages. This award gives us a great excuse to share his poetry again! In 2020, Oscar wrote a poem for The Company of Communicators Poetry reading evening.
See through the wheelchair
For some reason people used to glare at me.
But I don’t know why, maybe it’s because of my wonky body or the fact that I am stuck in a wheelchair.
The problem is that no one asks me.
Mainly due to fear.
The fear of being rude and offensive, but I just wanna be talked to.
Disabled people also have lives and voices you know, they laugh, cry and feel pain just like you do.
But the most important thing they do.
Is that they live their lives to the fullest.
So I implore you to please see through the wheelchair.
And take care of the boy inside.
We are all incredibly proud of Oscar and can’t wait to see what he does next!