Farzana Hussain, from Ark Boulton Academy, was nominated for the Committed Learner category in the Central region.
“I want to nominate Farzana for her unquestionable determination and commitment to being the best version of herself. Farzana joined our school in October 2016 as a newly arrived pupil relocating from Italy. She spoke very little English and knew nobody. Despite the challenges of learning a new language, she threw herself into school life, demonstrating outstanding values and commitment. She attends sports enrichment 4 times a week and loves trying new things. Here she has made new friends and developed her confidence to socialise. Her academic achievements are outstanding, currently achieving level 7s in art, science and geography and level 6 in English. If every child had the drive and passion that Farzana has, educating would be easy. She really is a role model for the Academy.”