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Caring student nominated for community award

A Year 7 student from Oakbank School has been nominated Young Person of the Year in the Pride of Reading Awards for her compassion towards others.

Angel Brown, who joined the CST secondary school in September, was nominated for the Pride of Reading Award by her mother Laura for being ‘such a wonderful carer for her age’ to her two younger brothers, who are both autistic. Talking to getreading, Laura said: “Both are classed as disabled, and Angel has to live her life around her siblings, but she’s never upset about this and gives them all her time and will always go without to make sure they are happy.”

Angel’s compassion extends to others in her home town, too.  On Christmas Eve last year, she took part in a fundraising event for the homeless in Reading, giving out food, bedding and water to those in need. At primary school, Angel taught herself some Polish to help make a new pupil who did not speak any English feel welcome.

Commenting on her nomination, Angel said: “If there were more people in this world that cared and thought about things the way I do, the world would be a better place. And I really want more autism awareness.”

The winners of the Pride of Reading Awards will be announced at a special ceremony on 2 November.

With thanks to Oakbank Y11 student Amelie Roome for her contribution to this article.

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