On Monday 19th June 2017 the Rotary Club held their 18th annual Children of Courage Awards at The Masonic Hall, Queen Street, Worksop. This is a really special occasion, which celebrates the achievements of all young people across Bassetlaw, who often overcome adverse personal difficulties on a daily basis. It can be a very moving and emotional day.
Caitlin in year 7 and Holly in year 8 from Outwood Academy Portland were both nominated by their Learning Managers to receive the award. Students are nominated for many reasons including overcoming personal issues, helping to care for parents and look after siblings, other students are nominated for acts of bravery, or they may have an ongoing medical condition, but all of these students show outstanding courage and commitment.
Both these young ladies were chosen to receive an award. It was a fantastic way of recognising how both these students continually work hard each day, always giving 100% commitment. Both I, Mrs Freeman (TA) and parents felt extremely proud of these two young ladies.
Caitlin in year 7 is a student who is always positive, never ever gives up, always has a constant smile on her face, and just loves being in school. She recently took part in the year 6 transition, where she was a group leader. Caitlin was certainly a credit to the academy, and her enthusiasm and sense of humour helped year 6 students feel at ease during their 3 days transition. She is an outstanding student who constantly achieves all E1s.
Holly in year 8 recently graduated into KS4, she is a lovely young lady with a very positive outlook. Holly at times may struggle on a daily basis, due to an ongoing medical condition but is always happy, smiling and cheerful, and never ever complains. She is always first to volunteer, and becomes involved with all events within the academy. This young lady often goes above and beyond to assist, always willing to support other students within her year group. She certainly deserved to receive this award.
Well done girls, it was a pleasure to see you both receive your awards, you are both outstanding students.
Mrs Bradley Year 7/8 Learning Manager