Cllr Hannah Gray reckoned that she got “the best gig” when she stood in for Bromley’s Mayor to meet and present certificates to nineteen boys and girls from Bromley schools who have made outstanding contributions to the community.
Around a hundred proud friends and family members applauded the winners.
The event, held at Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts last Friday (27th January), was Bromley Rotary Club’s Youth Award Ceremony. The scheme, established in 2015, recognises and celebrates the contribution that young people make, outside school, to the communities they live in.
This year seven secondary schools participated, and awards were given to pupils from Harris Academy Beckenham, Coopers School. Charles Darwin School, The Ravensbourne School, Langley Park School for Boys, St Olave’s Grammar School and Bromley High School.
Stuart Jack and Gilbert McGinn from Bromley Rotary conducted the proceedings, which contained a vigorous and highly professional musical interlude from the Langley Park School for Boys Dance Band and concluded with light refreshments.
Lucy Coop was selected for special mention for her voluntary work and fundraising for musical charities.
Other award winners were Bayode Abass, Haydar Abdul-Hussain, Chrysie Alexiou, Oliver Bennett, Fleur Bruneau-Cordell, Saskia Clubb, Nathan Daniel, Albin Dragusha, India-Marie Lindsay, Izzabelle McGuiness, Louis McLean, Kirandeep Nagra, Aanya Patel, Tariq Reid-Musa, Lucy Robinson, David Sharp, Ellie Sheehan, and Natalie Speller.