Contributions to school and community earn Whittlesey teenager Kids Are Alright Challenge nomination

DEDICATED teenager Sophie Young has spent hours volunteering for her school and community - and now she’s been nominated for the Kids Are Alright Challenge.

The 16-year-old, from Whittlesey, is part of the technology team which helps with the sound and lighting for a host of different shows and events at Sir Harry Smith Community College.

The talented teenager is also responsible for representing her peers’ views and interests on the Sir Harry Smith Community College School Council and the Fenland Youth District Council.

Siana Rawlings, 15, chairman of the youth district council, said: “Sophie has been volunteering for five years to help out with shows.

“With each play, Sophie puts in at least 60 hours of volunteering which I feel she should be acknowledged and rewarded for. She does an amazing job.”

“She has been on the school council for about five years and is always there to put views across.

“She is not afraid to speak up and has helped to shape many different parts of the school - including looking at Building Schools for the Future.

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“She is a great person to look up to - so calm and relaxed in any situation and she has passed so much on to me and many more people.

“It is not only me that is amazed by Sophie but many other pupils and teachers too.”

• We’re still searching for the youngsters doing great things across Fenland. To nominate a young person fill in the form on our website or e-mail

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