Rothwell student wins national award

From left to right ' Sense Chairman Dr Justin Molloy, Harry Headland and Sense Awards host Nikki Fox NNL-180927-123616005
From left to right ' Sense Chairman Dr Justin Molloy, Harry Headland and Sense Awards host Nikki Fox NNL-180927-123616005

A Rothwell student took top prize at an awards ceremony recognising the achievements of people at a disability charity.

Harry Headland won Young Person of the Year at the Sense Awards, hosted by national disability charity Sense.

Harry has a sight and hearing impairment but he does not see this as a barrier and instead he rises to any challenge.

He studies at Sense College Rothwell where he is also a student governor.

Harry excels in his work placements, taking real pride and a sense of achievement from every job he completes.

Harry said: “I’d like to say thank you very much.

“I’m really happy and proud. One of the things I love and that is close to my heart is Sense College at the Sense Centre, Rothwell.

“They support me and are really fantastic. I present PowerPoints and I am one of their student ambassadors.

“I am proud of volunteering at Deaf Connect and also doing work experience.

“One of the things that is dear to me is making new friends and meeting new people.

“I think the Sense Centre, Rothwell is amazing. I want to say a big thank you to everyone for helping me to be the best I can be.”

Sense chief executive, Richard Kramer, said: “Harry is a fantastic young man who has already achieved great things and he will no doubt achieve even greater things.

“He puts 100 per cent effort into everything he does and we we’re delighted that he won this year’s Young Person of the Year award.”

The annual Sense Awards, now in their fifteenth year took place on Thursday, September 20 at TouchBase Pears in Birmingham, and were hosted by BBC presenter Nikki Fox.

For more information about the Sense Awards visit: sense.org.uk/sense-awards/