Youngsters are rewarded for caring actions

Delighted Erin & Dylan holding their awards, accompanied by Len Brownsell SUS-150731-094850001
Delighted Erin & Dylan holding their awards, accompanied by Len Brownsell SUS-150731-094850001

Two kindhearted youngsters from St Thomas a Becket have been awarded for their caring natures.

Eastbourne Catenians worked with Rachel Turner and the school governors on the Pupil Citizenship Award.

This initiative involved an award being made to two children, one from Infants and one from Juniors, who demonstrated how they have played an active role as a good citizen.

Parents could support their nominated child with a written submission of up to 100 words.

The two winners, selected by the School Council for 2015, are Dylan O’Brien from the infants and Erin McHale from the juniors.

Dylan has supported his family through a long and very difficult time with his father hospitalised and disabled through an accident.

Dylan has shown kindness, helpfulness and encouragement.

Erin has demonstrated why she should be rewarded for her monthly support of the local dementia club where she serves coffee, tea and cake to people with dementia.

She also spends time chatting with them and providing entertainment.

Erin also takes part every year in the ‘Memory Walk’ along Eastbourne promenade to raise money for ‘a world without dementia’.

The children won a book voucher and an individual trophy.

Each trophy has been engraved with the winner’s name and will be displayed permanently in school alongside a photograph of the winner and their family.

The awards were presented at the school in Kings Drive by Mr Len Brownsell, the current President of Eastbourne Catenians.

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