Silverdale Academy pupil Freddie Ambrose has been named Outstanding Young person of the Month .
Freddie, who is in Year 5 at the school, has Autism Spectrum Disorder and Tourette’s Syndrome.
But he doesn’t let this stand in his way. He runs a Lego club and has helped at a forest school day for children with Downs Syndrome, where he led tours and set up games and activities for the children and was a real help to both parents and teachers.
Georgina Packer, individual needs assistant at Silverdale, nominated Freddie.
She said: “Despite the difficulties Freddie faces in his school life, he shows enthusiasm and empathy for others, especially those with learning difficulties. He gives children in Year 1 exciting challenges at his Lego club and is so encouraging and kind to the younger children, as well as engaging them fully and driving their creative passion.
“I want to nominate Freddie for being a light in the life of all those around him, and despite his conditions, for excelling in all areas of his life.”
The Outstanding Young Person of the Month Award is sponsored by Sussex Coast College Hastings and the Hastings Observer Series.
The monthly award is presented to someone aged 18 and under who has excelled in some way.
This could be in sport, their academic studies, or if they have performed an important role on a voluntary basis in their own home or the wider community.
Clive Cooke, Principal of Sussex Coast College, said: “Freddie is a delightful boy who doesn’t let anything hold him back. He’s great with the younger children and is an asset to his school.”
To nominate someone for the Outstanding Young Person of the Month Award, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of who you are nominating and the reasons why they are outstanding.
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