Winner of Inspirational Young Person of the Year – Secondary
Ben Mullender – Old Warren House PRU, Lowestoft
Ben has found school a challenge right from the start, but since starting at Old Warren House PRU he has matured and progressed a great deal. His attendance has massively increased and he has gone from being a recluse to becoming an extremely pleasant and outgoing person. He enjoys learning and has made better than expected progress academically. He has progressed to the point where he is a self-motivated learner who has goals to go to college and also acts as a peer mentor. He is a credit to himself.
Alex Heasman-Bailey – Claydon High
His headteacher says of Alex: He is a quiet hardworking young man with amazing hidden talents. When he was only in Year 8, he built a school app to lead his team of Year 8, 9 and 10 students to victory in their Enterprise Challenge Tournament. He works hard in all lessons, is polite and courteous and models high expectations for all. He really is an inspiration with a quiet humility that is worthy of praise.
Ross McCrory – Thomas Gainsborough School
The challenges Ross has faced have not held him back. He is a popular young man amongst his peers and a role model to all students. He has been an active member of the school parliament and was voted Deputy Head Boy by his peers. He also works hard in all his academic subjects and is sure to achieve excellent GCSE results. He is an exceptional young man in every way who demonstrates to us all what hard work and commitment can achieve and that barriers can be overcome.