A COLLEGE of West Anglia student who volunteers at a local youth club has had her dedication recognised with an award at the college’s annual presentation evening.
Nicola Cundy received the Leslie Almond Award for Commitment at the ceremony held at the Isle campus in Wisbech.
Nicola, who was nominated by lecturer Melissa Spiteri-Nobbs, works at the youth club held in Elm Children’s Centre on a Thursday evening.
She regards herself as a role model who acts in society in a socially acceptable way and enjoys helping others around her, and believes it can lead to opportunities for now and the future.
Nicola’s role is mainly to set up for the session and engage with other youths in the session in a positive way. She runs the tuck shop and has sometimes been given the opportunity to create her own activities, based around helping the children learn and understand what social benefits can be gained from doing everyday life skills such as cooking.
The youth club now has to become self-funded and Nicola will be meeting with the parish council to explain how the club is an integral part of the local community. She has also been asked to present awards at a local fashion show as a result of her work at the youth club.
Nicola joined more than 40 hard-working students who were honoured at the ceremony and presented with their awards by David Pomfret, principal of the college.