Awards for Courage

Posted by Suzanne Alexander

We were delighted to hear that Ellie Roberts, Year 7, won a special award at the recent Awards for Courage event organised by the Rotary Clubs of Newark and Newark Castle held at Newark Rotary InternationalDSC_0001Showground on 27th March 2017.

Twelve year old Ellie of Coddington was praised for the way she helps look after her younger sister, Bethany. Her sister has a rare illness and Ellie helps her mother ensure Bethany is looked after, often helping with her care through the night.  Mrs Brewin, Head of Simla House, nominated Ellie for the award and was invited to attend the special presentation.  Mrs Brewin commented: “Ellie is ray of sunshine and always smiling.  She is an exceptionally caring and hard working young person.  Ellie’s support has been crucial in ensuring that her sister is well looked after. Throughout all of this, Ellie comes to school every day, even when she has been caring throughout the night and maintains a cheerful disposition. Ellie is model of resilience who is an inspiration to us all.”  Ellie said she was very happy to receive the award.

Click to read all about the Awards in the Newark Advertiser Awards for Courage 2017.

Ellie was one of only six young people to be recognised for their courage at the Awards.  The awards were presented by the district governor-elect, Mr Michael Longdon who said: “These young people have shown dedication, determination and courage by the bucket load.”

Congratulations to Ellie – we are extremely proud of you!