WINNER: Camille Shave, Nacton CEVC Primary SchoolRising Star of the Year - Primary - winner

Camille was diagnosed with a brain tumour when she was 2-years-old. She underwent radiotherapy, chemotherapy and more than 30 operations. Camille is now 8, her hair has grown back and she is developing well. Camille comes to school each day with a smile on her face and an ethos that inspires her classmates, teachers and everyone she meets. Her teachers nominated Camille for her drive, and her inspirational attitude to not only survival, but living life and never giving up.

Shortlisted Finalists

  • Joshua Brooks, Barnham CEVC Primary School

Joshua contracted varicella zooster encephalitis when he was just 2-years-old, and was left with a brain injury. He works hard with his speech therapy, reading and writing, and has improved hugely in the last few months. Joshua is a happy boy who lets very little faze him and is caring, loving and affectionate. Joshua has made amazing progress in the past four years and deserves recognition for his strength and resilience.

  • Haylen Erskine, Laureate Community Primary School

Haylen was nominated by his mother for the responsibilities he takes on as a child carer. Aged just 10, he has had to grow up quicker than his peers to help look after his mother and his younger siblings. He never moans about the extra work he has to do, and balances this with achieving at school and competing in just about every sport the school offers. He always goes the extra mile in everything he does.