Grantham College student receives “Children of Courage” award

Allanna Rowland and four other youngsters were nominated for the annual Children of Courage Awards organised by the Rotary Club of Grantham Kesteven. The aim of the award is to showcase inspirational young people who have been nominated by their school or college. Allanna, a Science student at Grantham College won the award and we could not be prouder.

Unfortunately, due to being poorly, Allanna was not able to attend the presentation evening so her tutor, Stephanie Pell received the reward on her behalf. “She’s such a happy, laid-back character, takes things in her stride and has managed to achieve many distinctions while at Grantham College. Allanna has had a very tough year with many things occurring in college and outside of college. She travels from Newark to Grantham on a very, very early bus. She lives there in independent housing and has lived there since she was 16 years old. She’s been of ill health recently and faced many challenges, financially, emotionally – but she always looks on the brighter side of life. She is an inspiration to us all. On the surface you would never know that anything was wrong, she always has a smile on her face and a very infectious positive attitude,” said Stephanie.

Allanna started at Grantham College after completing her GCSEs at Walton girls to study Level 3 Applied Science. She says “I came to Grantham College to study because the college has a good reputation but also because it’s easily accessible as I live near.” Allanna has put her studies on hold due to health reasons but she would like to come back and continue her studies in the near future. She would like to receive a veterinary qualification and to own a farm.

Well done Allanna on being such an inspiration and we wish you a speedy recovery.

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