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Gosberton Academy pupil Lucas Devaney wins Primary School Pupil of the Year



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A 10-year-old who refused to let leukaemia hold him back has been named Primary School Pupil of the Year.

Lucas Devaney with his immense work ethic is an inspiration to us all by not allowing his treatment to get in the way of his studies.

Despite lots of hospital appointments and time away from school, Lucas was determined to get and achieve as much as possible.

Education Awards, Springfields, Spalding 2022 (57840215)
Education Awards, Springfields, Spalding 2022 (57840215)

The Gosberton Academy pupil said he was speechless to receive the award.

He said: "I didn't expect to win.

"It made me want to keep going."

Education Awards, Springfields, Spalding 2022 (57840224)
Education Awards, Springfields, Spalding 2022 (57840224)

His teacher Jade Chadburn has praised Lucas.

She said: "Despite everything he has been through, he is an incredible model for the rest of his peers."

Runners-up were Brooke Ayris and Madison Hudson of Tydd St Mary, who had their hair cut to support The Little Princes Trust. This charity provides real hair wigs to young people who have lost their hair through cancer treatment.

The award was sponsored and judged by Worldwide Fruit.

It was presented by Iliffe Media's Events Manager Sharon Marriott.



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