Geography student is Olympic torchbearer
Next week the Olympic torch relay travels though Sheffield, passing close by the department. Many of our students are involved in the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games and the Cultural Olympiad, and none more so than Peter Moss (L1 BSc Geography).
Originally from Castle Vale, Birmingham, Peter was nominated for his outstanding charity work with deprived children from that area, and he will bear the torch between Birmingham and Derby as it makes its way from Sheffield towards the Olympic Stadium.
Peter volunteers for The Community Environmental Trust, an organisation which works with local residents, schools and organisations to promote the protection and renovation of urban green space. In his voluntary role, Peter helps children to gain new experiences and broaden their horizons by putting them in touch with nature and teaching them about the natural world. Peter was nominated for his work by project manager Rupert Johnson.
Peter said: "Charity is a key part of my life. Raising money is one thing, but actually going into the field, helping people and doing the work yourself is best. My work is about helping children away from dodgy areas of life and turning them into role models instead. To be recognised is a great honour, I'm so proud."