No matter what happens in her life and the challenges that she faces, she manages to stay in education.

Youth Moves amazingly managed to get three nominations for the Learning Hero Award at the Bristol Young Heroes Awards in December 2020. This award recognised overcoming the odds to achieve educational success.

And the winner was Shae-Ann – who was nominated by Candice Davies, our former senior youth worker. She said:

"When you get to meet her she is such a bubbly lovely character. Shae hasn’t had the easiest of life. The challenges she faced in her life. She struggled in school. She has had bullying issues, which made her feel more isolated. She was put into alternative provision and wasn’t able to take her GCSEs. 

But from that she still did groups with Youth Moves, came to open access sessions, young leaders which she was amazing at. Following on from that she went to College. She (then) had to move away from home, which resulted in her leaving the course. She signed up to  a new course, and still is retaking all of your GCSEs. 

So no matter what happens in her life and the challenges that she faces, she manages to stay in education and keep fighting through all the challenges.”

The award was presented by former Bristol poet laureate Miles Chambers.

Well done Shae-Ann everyone at Youth Moves is very proud of you. A real recognition of the resilience and determination you have shown in your attitude and application to education. Fully deserved.

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