Chatteris student receives Oscar type award for young people at YOPEY event

Cromwell Community student Sophie Freer wins a YOPEY award

Cromwell Community student Sophie Freer wins a YOPEY award - Credit: Archant

A 16 year old who taught herself music by watching You Tube videos is among students who were presented with an award at an event that celebrates the achievements of young people.

Sophie Freer, a Year 12 student at Cromwell Community College, has received one of the Cambridgeshire Young People of The Year awards (YOPEY).

She was presented this at the ceremony in Cambridge.

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

The YOPEY awards are like Oscars for youngsters in Cambridgeshire who ‘give to others’.

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Sophie, of Lancaster Way, Chatteris, was nominated by class mate Casey Fitzgerald from Cromwell Community College for the support she has given him.

Casey said: “Sophie is caring and always looks out for others before herself.

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“She’s tutored me as well as three others for free during the GCSEs.”

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