A TEENAGER from York has made her national radio debut this Easter.

Megan Williamson, 14, who is a pupil at Archbishop Holgate's School in York, had the chance to participate in the Good Friday meditation broadcast on Radio 4 by Archbishop John Sentamu.

In the programme the Archbishop of York offered a personal meditation upon the crucifixion of Christ through the sounds, stories and situations he finds as he walks around the historic city of York.

Megan recorded several bible readings in the week before Easter with the Archbishop at Bootham Bar, Cliffords Tower and finally at York Minster.

Megan said: "I felt very honoured & privileged to be asked to read with the Archbishop and found the whole experience very interesting and enjoyable. Everyone involved was very helpful and friendly, it was a pleasure to be involved".

Megan has taken lead roles over the last two years in the dramatic performances which have formed part of both the Easter and Christmas services of Archbishop Holgate’s School.

Richard Nihill, the school's Lay Chaplain, said “Megan was chosen for this important task partly due to her excellent speaking and performing skills, but also because she is an excellent role model to others. Her recent charitable work exemplifies our school value of Compassion. It was great to be able to offer this experience to such a student”.

Before Easter Megan had her waist-length hair cut off for The Little Princess Trust, who supply real hair wigs for children who have had cancer treatment & other illness which cause hair-loss. In addition to providing the hair for the wigs she also raised just over £1000 which will pay the costs to make at least three wigs.