Nominate deserving youngsters for top awards

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SCHOOLS, community leaders and members of the public are invited to nominate outstanding youngsters from Belper for Derbyshire County Council’s Young Achiever Awards 2011.

The prestigious annual awards, which have been running for 13 years, recognise extraordinary children and young people in four different categories: bravery in fighting an illness; kindness in helping others; commitment to improving their school, community or local environment; and sporting, musical, artistic or academic success.

Cllr Barry Lewis said: “We know there are some very special young people in Derbyshire and I’d like to encourage everyone to think about nominating a young person they think deserves special recognition for their efforts.”

Youngsters aged from three to 18 who attend a Derbyshire infant, primary, secondary or special school, or who live in the county, are eligible for an award.

Nomination forms are available at schools, libraries and councils. They can also be found at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/youngachieverawards. The closing date for nominations is Friday, October 14.