Spalding High School students were rewarded by Bakkavor for their contribution to our community
Four Spalding High School students were rewarded for their contribution to our community.
Abi Parks, Charlotte Pool, Emily Samsone and Paige Burton were handed their award by sponsors Bakkavor, who were looking for activities, programmes and initiatives that could demonstrate a real commitment to their local neighbourhood.
Daisy Darley, a Year 10 student at Spalding High School, and Oakley and Edith Bateman were named the runners up.
The Spalding High girls said they didn't think they would win, but were delighted all the same.
As part of a COVID Teen Heroes initiative, they helped with the creation of ear savers and scrubs for NHS staff, raised funds through sporting activities and baking, and even learned and communicated through sign language.
They all had their own reasons for going above and beyond throughout the year so far.
"For me, it's because my mum works in the NHS," said Emily.
"So I guess I realised how hard they were all working, and I thought if I could do my bit it would help them out a little bit."
Charlotte said: "My mum's a key worker, so I just saw how hard they were all working and thought we should give something back."
Abi had a similar message, and said: "It was all over the news, how hard the NHS were working.
"I just wanted to be a small part of a big thing and to help them out."
The award was one of eleven handed out in the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian Education Awards, held at Springfields Events Centre in Spalding last night.
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