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Student Receives County Award For Environmental Efforts

Elizabeth Smith received an award for Outstanding Contribution to the Environment in the Northamptonshire Children and Young People's Partnership awards.

The Year 10 student - pictured here being given her award by Andrew Grant, Northamptonshire County Council's cabinet member for Children and Young People - was nominated because of the dedication she has shown to the CBA Gardening Club.

Head of Aspirations Kirsty Farrar said: "We're so proud of Elizabeth and it's a great achievement to be selected from all of Northamptonshire for this award.

"She attends the club every single week and puts in so much effort - hopefully this award will inspire other students to get involved with the garden."

The awards, which are a celebration of the talent and contribution of young people in the county, were held at Sywell Aerodrome on October 14th.

Other students to be nominated for their efforts included Thomas Woodward, who was in running for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts.

He was shortlisted thanks to the host of artwork he has produced for the library and classrooms, above and beyond his schoolwork.

Also shortlisted was CBA's Under-13 Cricket Team, which was nominated for Team of the Year, and former Sixth Form student Jordon Joseph, who was shortlisted for both the volunteering and contributions to the community awards.

In addition, Year 12 student Dale Page and Year 10 student Adam Wilson, as part of their volunteering group the Corby and Kettering Youth Action Team, were nominated for the Outstanding Contribution to Volunteering award.

They were nominated by their volunteering youth advisor Jolene Watson because of the group's efforts to develop youth-led action projects that make a difference in their community.