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Newcastle Schools Trust celebrates great young people at Community Champions Awards

Newcastle Schools Trust celebrates great young people at Community Champions Awards

A Newcastle education trust has held its second Community Champion Awards to celebrate the achievements of young people in its schools.

The Northern Leaders Trust – which runs Kenton and Studio West schools – presented awards in eight categories. An awards ceremony at Kenton School, attended by Newcastle Central and West MP Chi Onwurah and other guests, included musical performances by five talented Kenton School students, as well as the presentation of prizes.




The Eco Ambassador award went to Lucy Casson, while Milo Urwin was named Community Hero and Jevindu Senyuth Dissanayake won the Young Fundraiser of the Year award. The Young Volunteer of the Year award went to Joshua Swan, while Talia Proud won the Act of Kindness award and the Young Carer award was shared by Bethanie Leigh Gibson and Phoenix Gibson.

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  • Daniel Stephens won the Courage Award and the Special Recognition Award went to Jack Helm. All winners received a £150 voucher and a £50 book voucher, as well as a certificate and a trophy.

    Trust CEO Lee Kirtley said: “This event is a testament to the incredible contributions of our young people. Their dedication and hard work inspire us all, and we are proud to celebrate their achievements. I would like to extend my thanks to the evening’s generous sponsors, without whom this evening would not have been possible.”

    Dr Thérèse Quincey, Chair of Trustees at Northern Leaders Trust, added: “It’s exciting to see the Community Champion Awards succeed for a second year and we’re already looking forward to next year. We hope that awareness and nominations continue to grow. We want it to keep getting bigger and better.”