Pupils put forward for national award

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TWO students at a Leigh Park school received nominations for a national award recognising the work they do in the community.

Year 11 Prospect School pupils Christopher Pook and Ryan Collins were put forward for the awards, organised by the charity organisation Engage in Their Future.

The charity recognises those who seek to improve services for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

Christopher has been put forward for the award for outstanding contribution to the community, after he regularly visited a local care home, singing to the residents as well as supporting the home with its daily duties.

Ryan has been nominated for the outstanding personal resilience award.

Headteacher at Prospect School Marijke Miles said: ‘We have had national finalists every year since the inception of the EITF awards.

‘We are proud of Ryan and Christopher and hope they will inspire others to persevere and to think of others in the way they have.’