A TEENAGER has been recognised for his achievements during an awards ceremony.
Daniel Storey, 15, who lives in Essex Way, Bourne, and attends Ambergate Sports College in Grantham, has been awarded with a Children of Courage Award.
The awards ceremony was held for the first time last month to recognise how children and teenagers have overcome adversity to make the most of the life.
It was organised by the Rotary Club of Grantham Kesteven, which asked teachers to put forward worthy pupils.
During the ceremony, Paralympic dressage rider Emma Sheardown gave an emotional talk about overcoming adversity.
Daniel was nominated by principal in charge of pastoral care at Ambergate Ann White, who said he had overcome significant challenges over the last seven years but still has an unselfish and caring attitude to life.
He has also become a positive role model to other pupils at the school and is training as a support assistant so he can help people with similar needs.
His nomination said “his ability to overcome difficulties and hardship, together with his determination to progress, not only for himself but in order to help others is inspirational”.
Afterwards Mrs White said: “This award means the world to Daniel. This young boy has overcome so much in a short space of time.
“He will remember this for the rest of his life.”
Daniel added: “This means a lot. I’m just happy that I can help the kids at the school and be an inspiration to them.
“It’s nice to be recognised.”
Daniel was among five youngsters who received an award at the ceremony, which was also attended by dignitaries and Rotary members.