WINNER: Phoebe Swann, Lavenham Community Primary SchoolInspirational Young Person of the Year - Primary - winner

Since her younger sister was diagnosed with autism, Phoebe has been proactive in finding out more about the condition. She gave a presentation to the whole school to help the other children to understand and accept her sister, and help her to settle in at the school. She has also organised fundraising for sensory resources for the school and the National Autistic Society. Phoebe was nominated for her amazing strength through a very difficult time, and how she is influencing and inspiring the rest of her school to accept and understand the needs of others.

Shortlisted Finalists

  • Jessica Davis, Westgate Community Primary School, Bury St Edmunds

Despite the hurdles Jessica has had to overcome, she achieves academically and cares about everybody she encounters regardless of who they are. She maintains a positive and enthusiastic approach to her school work and strives to challenge herself even when she finds things difficult. She will help others if they need it and makes everybody feel that they can achieve something regardless of whether they find it hard. She is admired by her peers and all of the adults in school.