Laura in bid for national award after becoming a Lions Club young ambassador

January 26 2018
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SIXTH former Laura Woodman is heading for the national final of a prestigious award scheme run by Lions clubs.

 

SIXTH former Laura Woodman is heading for the national final of a prestigious award scheme run by Lions clubs.

Laura, a student at Thornbury’s Castle School, won a district stage of the Lions Young Ambassador of the 21st Century Award, which recognises voluntary work in candidates’ local community organisations. 

Laura was nominated by Thornbury Lions and she had to give a presentation about her volunteering work to judges at the district award phase of the competition.

She received a trophy from former Lions district governor Tony Buchan and will now go on to the national final in February. As a finalist, she will also receive a bursary to help her chosen organisations - Incredible Kids and Little Acorns Nursery.

Laura volunteers at both, helping children develop social skills at Incredible Kids, which is a day care centre for children with a wide range of disabilities, and at the nursery, where she helps with child development.

The teenager is also a member of Thornbury Sea Cadets, where she is a role model for the younger members, teaching them respect and responsibility. 

Laura is currently working towards her gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, having already achieved her bronze award.