A COMMUNITY-MINDED Pershore High School student has been honoured for his tireless work with a prestigious West Mercia Young Good Citizen Award.
James Rowberry from Wyre Piddle, was chosen as the winner of the award from a strong batch of nominees across the county.
The 16-year-old stood out from the crowd with his dedicated work as chairman of the school’s Eco Group and Committee, school campaigns and acting as Eco Ambassador at Eco District meetings.
James has chaired the school’s Eco Group committee over the last two years and oversaw the school’s ‘Switch it Off’ campaign and helped create the school’s eco garden.
The popular teenager is also an active member of the school’s library, a member of the Explorers and Air Cadets and also teaches karate as a second dan black belt, meaning his skills are very much in demand.
The tireless teenager even plays his part in the community during evenings and at weekends which includes volunteering in his local scout shop.
He is also involved with taking care of his disabled grandfather, help which according to headteacher Clive Corbett, his grandmother finds invaluable.
“I was very happy to recommend James for this award,” he said.
“He is a selfless character who is very giving of his time to projects both in and out of school.
“James is always cheerful and never complains about the constraints on his time.
“He is very deserving of this award as he is a model student for his school, community and family,” he added.
The West Mercia Young Good Citizens Awards recognise and publicise the great work done by many young people in their communities.
The event allows West Mercia Police to deliver a positive message about local young people to the wider public and strengthens the relationship between police and young people.
A force spokesperson said: “We were particularly pleased to receive nominations about young people who have overcome challenges in their own lives and have still been able to make a difference to others in their community.
James has been invited to attend a special awards evening at Hindlip Hall on Thursday, October 22, where he will receive a specially commissioned certificate from the Chief Constable and the High Sheriffs and a £100 voucher.