A deaf student has been recognised for overcoming the challenges the deaf community face day in day out.
Ammaar Hussein, a student at Hatch End High School and a member of Harrow United Deaf Club, has been nominated for the John Lewis Young People of the Year awards (YOPEYs) for his work with the group.
Marina Dunford, deputy headtecher of his school in Headstone Lane, Harrow, put Ammaar forward for the award.
She said: “Ammaar is a truly inspirational young man.
“Being deaf is certainly not a barrier to him. He has worked and continues to work to emphasize the importance of the deaf community being accepted into society without prejudice.”
The 15-year-old, of Kenmore Road, Harrow, could win the YOPEYs' top prize of £1,000, £500 of which will be his, and the other £500 to be donated to a good cause of their choice.
He said: “I feel it is important to show deaf people from my generation that if I can do it, they can do it too.”
Nominations for the awards close on Saturday, February 15 and the ceremony will be held on March 29 at 15 Hatfields, Chadwick Court, London.