Good Citizen Awards for Risedale pupils

Award winners Kaiden Collins and Joshua Scott.

Two Risedale School pupils have being recognised for their outstanding contributions to their communities.

Kaiden Collins and Joshua Scott, both in Year 9, have been awarded the prestigious North Yorkshire Youth Commission Good Citizen Awards.

The awards acknowledge exceptional young people across the county who go above and beyond to make a positive difference.

Kaiden and Joshua were presented with their certificates during tutor time on Wednesday, and received their certificates to a round of applause from their classmates.

“We heard about the award from our tutor Miss Smith and thought it would be a great way to get involved with the community,” said Kaiden.

“We thought that litter picking around the Garrison would be a great way to show our commitment to our local area and the environment.”

Joshua adding: “I’m really glad that I took part and I’m sure that the Good Citizen Award will be beneficial to our college applications.”

Beyond their community efforts, Kaiden and Joshua contribute their time as part of the school’s librarian team.

“Kaiden and Josh are already hardworking pupils at Risedale,” said their form tutor Katie Smith

“Earning their Good Citizen Award shows that they are willing to go the extra mile for their community.

“This will be a great addition to their CVs and they should be very proud of themselves! I’m also looking forward to seeing some other pupils in our tutor group achieve this award as they work towards it.”

The North Yorkshire Youth Commission presents the Good Citizen Award on behalf of the North Yorkshire Police, Fire, and Crime Commissioner, Zoë Metcalfe. The programme acknowledges the contributions of exceptional young people across the county.