Young people helping others

Winners of this year's Rotary school awardrs are pictured with Cllr Chris Spicer, centre, and Bury Rotary club president Gwyn Weallans. The students are Jennifer Croydon, Laura Robson, NatashamLowman, Steve Smith, Harriet Clapp and Honey Childs,
Winners of this year's Rotary school awardrs are pictured with Cllr Chris Spicer, centre, and Bury Rotary club president Gwyn Weallans. The students are Jennifer Croydon, Laura Robson, NatashamLowman, Steve Smith, Harriet Clapp and Honey Childs,
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Young people who have shown service above self were recognised at the annual School Awards dinner staged by Bury St Edmunds Rotary Club.

The six winners were given books to further their studies and were selected by their school.

Jennifer Croydon, from County Upper, volunteers at West Suffolk Hospital and helps with music at school.

Laura Robson from West Suffolk College helps at Ixworth Primary School while and runs a creche at her chapel.

Natasha Lowman from St Benedicts is described as ‘a natural leader’ and organised the school prom while Steve Smith from Thurston Community College gave more than 300 hours voluntary sports coaching.

Harriet Clapp from Culford provides support to new students and Honey Childs from King Edward V1 raises money for charity and choirs and is dedicated to music despite having a hearing defect.

Deputy Mayor of St Edmundsbury Chris Spicer spoke about the need for young people to be as community minded as the award winners.