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Faye is our Shining Star

Our very own Bedford Girl Faye B from Year 3 beat off stiff competition from 160 nominees to win the recent Sefton Shining Stars Catherine Strickland Award for Bravery 2016.

The Sefton Shining Stars is organised by Sefton CVS to recognise and celebrate the achievements of Sefton's children and young people up to the age of 16. The emphasis of the awards is on achievements outside the normal curriculum areas, and rewarding children and young people who may not normally gain recognition.

Faye's Dad passed away very tragically in January 2015 whilst Faye was 7 and in Year 2 at school. Since that time Faye has shown resilience in every part of her school life. Despite her personal challenges, Faye managed to complete Year 2 with flying colours and is a very positive role model in her Class and Year Group.

'We are so proud to have Faye as part of the Bedford Team and we are full of admiration of the compassion and sensitivity she shows,' says Mrs Whitehead, Pastoral Manager at Bedford. 'She has always been our shining star but now she has received the recognition she absolutely deserves.'