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Well done! Award for Little Heath teen on charity bike ride

PUBLISHED: 12:17 28 September 2015 | UPDATED: 12:17 28 September 2015

Seven Kings and Newbury Park Residents Associations David Stephens presenting a social engagement award to pupil Nathan Wotton

Seven Kings and Newbury Park Residents Associations David Stephens presenting a social engagement award to pupil Nathan Wotton

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A teenager has become the first winner of a new residents association accolade for social engagement.

Nathan Wotton, 17, a Year 13 student at Little Heath School, Hainault Road, Little Heath, won the award by taking part in a London to Brighton bike race with his father, raising £1,500 for the Special Olympics South East Ski Group.

He was presented with the award by Seven Kings & Newbury Park Residents Association chairman David Stephens at the school on Thursday.

The trophy comes after pupils at the school, which caters for children with special educational needs, campaigned alongside the residents association for lifts at Newbury Park station.

Impressed by the school’s work, they agreed to provide an award for students whose interaction with the community has helped their own personal development.

Nathan will now hold the coveted cup for the rest of this term before it will be awarded to another pupil at Little Heath that has proven themselves “socially active”.

Headteacher James Brownlie said: “It is an essential part of education at Little Heath that we interact and engage with the local community and make our own contribution to it.

“Nathan has shown that we are not only part of our families and school community but also something bigger.

“He raised a great deal of money for disabled sports by doing the London to Brighton bike ride, a distance of some 50 miles. We are really proud of Nathan for his contribution to the wider community, as we are of all our pupils.”


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