Girls win prizes for community projects

DELIGHT ... from left, Abbie Cresswell presents Emma True and Lauren Thomas with prizes after helping their communities, with Mandy Cresswell from the Key Project.
DELIGHT ... from left, Abbie Cresswell presents Emma True and Lauren Thomas with prizes after helping their communities, with Mandy Cresswell from the Key Project.

HARD work and a passion for the community has helped two Hebburn students scoop the top prize in a North East-wide contest.

Emma True and Lauren Thomas, pupils at Hebburn Comprehensive School in Campbell Park Road, have been
presented with a HP Stream 7 tablet and iPod Nano respectively.

The girls were presented with their gifts after being recognised for their hard work during projects they’ve led and taken part in.

Emma helped form community action group WildCaTs, alongside other students, delivering an event for the elderly.

Lauren and her friends formed the Hand n Hand group – helping to promote Fairtrade and raising funds to support Third World farmers.

The girls had been entered into the competition run by Key – a youth skills development charity.

The charity helps young people identify their passions and help to develop their skills and inner strengths.

A school spokesman said: “Emma has delivered two key projects along with her fellow students and hopes to leave a legacy for other students within the school.

“Lauren and her friends came together to not only promote Fairtrade, but to raise funds to support farmers who were devastated by floods before Christmas.

“We’d like to congratulate both girls on their achievements.”

Anyone who wants more information on the key project can visit www.yourpotentialunlocked.org.uk

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