Students whose schools felt they met the Rotary Club’s motto ‘service above self’ were recognised by the Bury St Edmunds club at its annual dinner at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.
The club presented them with awards to mark their efforts in helping others.
They were Sammy Hepper from King Edward VI; Phillipa Strachan, County Upper; Emily Hounsome,Culford School; Thomas Longbottom, St Benedicts School; Christopher Handley, Thurston Community College and Lawrence Page, West Suffolk College.
Sammy said: “It has been an honour and with great joy that I can do what I can to contribute to our community”
Phillipa said: “I am delighted to have received this award, and have always enjoyed helping others. I have given a whole range of service through my school,my church and the wider community.”
Emily has helped run her school’s annual charity restaurant in aid of Kalash Bhodi School in India for the last three years.
Thomas said: “I am very grateful to both the school and the Rotary Club. I have learned many things over the past year through being involved in the school council.”
Christopher has worked as a mentor with younger students and is actively involved in the local community and the Salvation Army.
Lawrence was awarded a bursary from the John Thornton’s Young Achievers Foundation to assist medical work in rural areas of Kenya for a month.