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Student wins the Highly Commended Award

Lizzie Shepherd is part of a group of young people who go under the name of Lucy’s Little Stars. Lucy’s Little Stars won the Highly Commended award in the Pride of Essex Awards for 2018.

They started a friendship club working with disabled children and there are now twelve stars. Lizzie works with disabled students on a Saturday with the focus on fun and play independent from parents. As a result these disabled children report being treated as individuals and seeing beyond their disabilities.