Cambridgeshire '17

Young People of the Year

Revealing, Recognising and Rewarding Positive Role Models

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Here is a selection of the entries in this YOPEY... Do you know someone like them? Then nominate!

 

Articles reproduced from newspapers and websites with thanks to Peterborough Telegraph, Cambridge News, Cambridge Independent, Hunts Post, Cambridgeshire Times, Wisbech Standard, Fenland Citizen, Ely Standard and theirs and others websites. 



 

Young carer volunteers every day she can at youth project

A young woman who helps look after others, while also caring for her younger sister, is in a competition that hails the ‘giving to others’ of Cambridgeshire’s younger generation.

Despite severe family pressures Jessica Nix volunteers most evenings to support vulnerable young people in a similar position to herself, and has grown into “an amazing, passionate and caring young woman”.

Now the 19-year-old been nominated for the LifePlus Young People of the Year awards or ‘YOPEYs’

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Self-taught musician Sophie helps others in different ways

A talented teenager who helps others through music and reading is in a competition that hails the ‘giving to others’ of Cambridgeshire’s younger generation.

Sixteen-year-old Sophie Frear dedicates much of her spare time to helping vulnerable teenagers while also tutoring her classmates and helping youngsters learn to read.  

Now she been nominated for the LifePlus Young People of the Year awards or ‘YOPEYs’ – Oscars for young people who ‘give to others’.

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Bradley goes from ‘teacher’s terror’ to model student  

Peterborough teenager Bradley Matthews used to behave so badly at school that he was removed from lessons nearly 200 times, had more than 40 internal exclusions and 10 external exclusions.
 
Hampton College said: “Bradley Matthews was once a name that struck fear into many a teacher’s heart.”
 
The bad behaviour started when Bradley’s parents split up but after three years he noticed how much he was upsetting his mum, who was spending much of her time called into school,

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Brothers care for mum recovering from cancer with 'ice cream therapy'

There is no scientific evidence that ‘cake and ice cream therapy’ can help cancer patients get better more quickly – but  Huntingdon brothers Tom and Malachy Warham reckon it can’t do any harm either.

Their mum Yvonne has completed multiple gruelling courses of chemotherapy fighting a second bout of breast cancer. During a three-month spell in Addenbrooke’s Hospital she, fellow patients and medical staff were treated to a steady stream of home-made cakes and ices baked and brought

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Rosie is a star at science, caring and Tae Kwon Do

A teenage girl who helps care for her disabled younger brother and is instrumental in assisting staff at school and organisations outside school is in a competition that hails the “giving to others” of Cambridgeshire’s younger generation.

Rosie Vince supports her brother Tyler, 14, who suffers from autism, epilepsy and auditory processing disorder. The 17-year-old is described as “such a good example for other young people to follow”.

Rosie is also an influential student at University Technical College,

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Scout Archie helps in community and at home

A Cambridgeshire teenager who helps give his traumatised sister round the clock care is in a competition that hails the “giving to others” of the county’s younger generation.

Fourteen-year-old Archie Stewart was described as a “tremendous kid” and one who has been “brilliant” in supporting his young sister through difficult times.

Now he has been nominated for the LifePlus Young People of the Year awards or “YOPEYs” – Oscars for young people who “give to others”.
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Mentor Jude saves a pupil from becoming a truant

A teenager who stopped another pupil at their school playing truant is in a competition that hails the ‘giving to others’ of Cambridgeshire’s younger generation.

Fifteen-year-old Jude Bloodworth helped the other student, even though they were not part of the formal mentoring scheme at Nene Park Academy.

Now Jude has been nominated for the LifePlus Young People of the Year awards or ‘YOPEYs’ – Oscars for young people who ‘give to others’.

The annual contest has over £1000

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'I want to skydive for charity again and again'

An autistic Peterborough teenager who helps out at his mainstream school and fundraises for the local charity that helped him is in a competition that hails the ‘giving to others’ of Cambridgeshire’s younger generation.



Darrius Pearson, from Werrington, helped to organise a charity football tournament at Nene Park Academy and spoke in assemblies about the skydive he is going to do for a charity that helps families with special needs children. He has since done the skydive from 13,000 feet, raising over £400,

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'Super scout' is nominated by leader 'Snoopy'

If you want to keep up with Cambridge super scout Catherine Edwards be prepared for a busy week.

On Monday evenings it has involved helping at the 18th Cambridge cubs, Tuesdays at 27th Cambridge Scouts, Wednesdays at 27th cubs, Thursdays at Explorers plus camps, trips and activities at the weekend.

With sitting A-levels at Long Road Sixth Form College, the 18-year-old has had to rein in her scouting. But after her exams she plans to take a gap year – work experience in medicine and scouting of course, and when

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Listen to YOPEY entries interviewed on Cambridge105 radio

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Rohan Hye and Barney Jobson – who have been nominated by Coleridge Community College for being leading figures in the school's anti-bullying club – are interviewed on community radio station Cambridge 105.

You have to listen to YOPEY founder Tony Gearing first for a few minutes, but carry on listening and the boys say some good stuff.

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