Achievements of young people in care in Norfolk celebrated at ceremony

PUBLISHED: 17:02 02 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:04 02 July 2018

Tasha-Leigh Aubrey, Sarah Outen and Jasmine Pretty. Pic: Norfolk County Council.

Tasha-Leigh Aubrey, Sarah Outen and Jasmine Pretty. Pic: Norfolk County Council.

Norfolk County Council

More than 100 children and young people in care have been recognised at Norfolk County Council’s annual celebration of achievement awards.

Sarah Outen and Nathan Adams. Pic: Norfolk County Council.Sarah Outen and Nathan Adams. Pic: Norfolk County Council.

The awards were presented by Sarah Outen MBE, land and sea adventurer, who spoke to the audience about her travels and challenges.

Among those to receive an award was Nathan Adams, 15, who lives in North Norfolk.

He was nominated by his social worker for his achievements at school and in sport.

His award submission said: “Nathan always works hard and strives to do his best.

“He continues to be an exceptional runner and represents Norfolk whilst still managing all his school work.

“He hopes to one day run in the Olympics. Nathan has 100pc attendance in school for the past seven years and is a wonderful speaker.”

Jasmine Pretty, from the Broadland area, also received an award for her academic achievements and was nominated by her teacher.

She is deputy head girl at her school and leads literacy support sessions for younger children and regularly volunteers both in and out of school.

He carer said: “Jasmine is a young lady who we have seen blossom over the time she has been with us.

“She is very hard working and throws herself into any project, activity or hobby with 100pc commitment.

“She constantly thinks of others and is both kind and loving. Animals are her main priority and she spends time not only caring for them, especially horses, but finds ways of collecting much needed items for animal shelters as well as getting involved with animal charities.

Tasha-Leigh Aubrey,17, was nominated by her independent reviewing officer, who said: “Tasha is doing brilliantly at college where she has achieved two passes and two distinctions.

“She is studying for a level 3 in Animal Care with aspirations to extend her learning to a degree in animal welfare or zoology.

“Tasha managed with great success a work placement at a rare breeds farm. She was highly commended for all the work that she did.”

The awards ceremony took place on Saturday at the University of East Anglia.

All of the winners received a book token, medal and certificate.

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