TWO award-winning students, who play a key role in mentoring their peers, have been nominated by their teacher.
Laura Burke and Isabelle Audouin, from Brentside High School, Greenford Avenue, Hanwell, have already won the Jack Petchey Achievement Award, which recognises and celebrates the achievements of young people.
They have now been put forward for a Pride award by teacher Amy Elcock who said: “Laura has been able to bring students to the attention of her Year Leader when they were in distress or in need of help.
“She displays a very mature attitude and encourages friendship. She positively promotes the school’s vision and values.
“A really helpful student and excellent team worker, Isabelle has taken it upon herself to mentor and assist other students in art lessons who need extra support.
“She also goes to a local primary school every Tuesday afternoon after school to mentor and train students in performance.”
Laura, 12, from Perivale, who is a form rep said: “If someone has a problem with homework or needs advice about something I will try and help them.
“The main thing is to be able to listen to people and I think I am good at that and don’t judge them.”
Isabelle, 13, from Hanwell, who has taken part in school productions and performed outside school, said: “My nan’s an artist and when I was young she helped me a lot. I love art and drama and if I have free time at home I will always do some art.
“People know that in school and will come up and ask for my help a lot; a bit like being a second teacher.”
The girls said they were surprised, but pleased to be nominated for both the Jack Petchey and Pride awards.