Youth Showcase Awards 2020

For the first time ever, Mole Valley’s Youth Showcase Awards were streamed on social media, with over a hundred viewers joining in to celebrate the outstanding achievements of Mole Valley’s young people. 

This is the sixteenth year the Youth Showcase Awards has been held. It is usually a glamorous, live event hosted by Dorking Halls. The organisers, Mole Valley District Council and Mole Valley’s youth council, Youth Voice, were keen to ensure the winners were still publicly recognised.   

The virtual event took place on the evening of Friday 24 April via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and a digital version of the awards programme is available.

2020 Winners

Volunteer Award

Imogen Edwards – The Ashcombe School

Cycled 200 miles in 2 days from Weston Super Mare to Rochester Castle, raising over £2,000 for the charity Build Africa.

 

Sporting Achievement

Anna Lewis – The Priory School

Selected and played for the Surrey Girls U14 Cricket team. Anna led and nurtured the girl’s cricket team at school, helping a number of them through their first ever cricket matches.

 

Artist

Daisy Streeter – Therfield School

An outstanding artist who draws elegantly and flawlessly with particular interest in Japanese manga drawings, in pencil, pen and on her tablet.

 

Chef

Courtney Dawkins – Therfield School

Developed strong practical skills over a short period of time whilst mastering an understanding of flavour combinations and her overall passion for cooking.

 

Musician

Josie Wakefield - The Purcell School for Young Musicians

A member of the National Children’s’ Orchestra and a finalist in the international British Flute Society Young Player competition. Josie has won a full scholarship to the prestigious Purcell School for Young Musicians.

 

Dancer

Rhiannon Thomas – The Priory School

Her work ethic is strong and she is able to confidently but sensitively lead her peers. Her natural dance ability, creative complexity, passion and drive make her a fantastic dancer.

 

Drama

Mya Sweeney – The Brit School for Performing Arts

Through uncertainty and changes, Mya has been commended for her performance in ‘Songs for a New World’ in which she performed a solo piece.

 

Team

Leatherhead and Dorking, Team Gym Women’s National Youth 10-14

Hard work and commitment to their sport resulted in them winning a Bronze Medal at the British Team Gymnastic Championships.

 

Outstanding Achievement

Mia Rumbold – The Priory School

An inspiration to those who know her, a daily reminder of how to live with dignity and hope. Diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma at 10 years old, her attitude and work ethic is to be

commended.

For more information, please email youthvoice@molevalley.gov.uk.