Youth Achievement Awards 2011

In 2010 the Coningsby and Tattershall with Thorpe Parish Councils joined together and developed the Youth Achievement Awards. The Award is presented to young people from the local area in recognition for the outstanding contributions they have made to others. Judged by a panel of local people the Awards are presented in two age categories and nominations can be received from anyone.

This year’s winners are both dependants of RAF Coningsby personnel and were presented with their awards at the Gartree School Summer Fete by Mrs G Shaw, Mayor of Tattershall with Thorpe Parish Council and Mrs R Sharples, Mayor of Coningsby Parish Council.

Josh Brewster received the Junior Youth Achievement Award. Nominated by two people from the local community, Josh received his award for the strength of character he has shown and the positive personal development strides he has taken since moving to the area last year. Josh assists in caring for his disabled grandmother, is a pleasure to be around and is a great friend to many.

Gareth Bates received the Senior Youth Achievement Award. Gareth was nominated for the award by the Coningsby and Tattershall Branch of the Royal British Legion. Gareth is an active member of 17 (Coningsby) Air Training Squadron and, in addition to the duties he carries out with the ATC, Gareth has taken on the role as Standard Bearer for the Royal British Legion, taking part in Remembrance Parades and acted as escort for funerals.

In addition to the presentations made to Josh and Gareth, three other young people received certificates in recognition of their contributions to others. Emily Walker has raised funds for a school in Malawi and is an ambassador for the work she undertakes. Nathan Haywood helps look after his disabled sister and baby brother and Harrison Harvey was presented a certificate for the support he provides to a disabled neighbour.

The Youth Achievement Awards are a positive step towards recognising the good things that young people do within their own and other communities. If you would like more information or would like to nominate someone for an Award then please contact the Community Development Officer on 07799273033 for
more information.

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