Community spirit sees boys win top award

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TWO students who attend a special school for boys with emotional and social difficulties scooped top awards at a ceremony.

Harry Gatehouse, 14, and Kieron Matthews, 13, from Prospect School in Leigh Park, came first and second respectively in their nominated categories at Engage in Their Future’s inaugural national awards for achievement and community service.

Harry, who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder but does a lot of fundraising and elderly home visits, won the ‘outstanding contribution to the community’ prize.

Kieron, who has a phobia of paper but has improved his school attendance dramatically, came second for ‘outstanding selflessness in the face of danger or adversity’.

Josie Payne, science teacher, said: ‘We are extremely proud of the boys’ achievements. In a busy world where good deeds and personal progress go un-noticed it is wonderful to see pupils get the recognition they deserve.’

Harry and Kieron were given certificates and plaques at the ceremony in Wiltshire.