Long Sutton pupil receives community award

Molly Bailey, Joice Correia, Tiegan Butcher, Sophie Oldfield and Kiera Crompton who raised money for Children in Need (with Georgia Maltby) with a sponsored silence.

Molly Bailey, Joice Correia, Tiegan Butcher, Sophie Oldfield and Kiera Crompton who raised money for Children in Need (with Georgia Maltby) with a sponsored silence.

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Peele Community College student Kirsty Wattam has received the Long Sutton Parish Council Community award.

The pupil at the college in Long Sutton was presented with the award for her hard work and charity fundraising.

Staff say that since Kirsty joined in Year 7 she has been “an amazing ambassador for her support in the college’s charities”.

Kirsty played a major part in fundraising and organising events for Medical Detection Dogs (MDD). In total, the college raised £2,107.80.

Kirsty entered the competition to design an information flyer for MDD and won a place on a trip to their headquarters. When she attended the open day at Milton Keynes, staff say she was “a great ambassador” for the college, asking lots of questions and taking part in demonstrations.

Kirsty also worked extremely hard in helping organise the successful Pooch@Peele Charity Dog Show, and even got her parents to join in. They held an ‘animal experience’ stall with a variety of animals – including owls, meerkats and reptiles – for the audience to hold and pet. All the proceeds from their stall were donated to the college’s funds. Kirsty also organised her own competition with a meerkat prize and she too donated all proceeds. Kirsty and her parents also helped and supported the Long Sutton Horse and Pony Show.

• Pupils Molly Bailey, Joice Correia, Tiegan Butcher, Sophie Oldfield, Kiera Crompton and Georgia Maltby (not on photo) also raised £180 for Children in Need from a sponsored silence.