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Well Done Kieran!

Well done to former Mechanic’s learner and now R.E.A.L. staff team member, Kieran Vardy, who was honoured alongside other inspirational young people on Wednesday 5th March at Mansfield Rotary Club’s annual Courage Awards.

Now in its 29th year, the Courage Awards recognise inspirational children and young people who have overcome adversity. Recipients of the awards were nominated by their school or college for “exemplifying moral and spiritual courage in the face of personal adversity and difficulty.”

Kieran was presented with a certificate and a plaque at the awards ceremony for overcoming every barrier that has been put in his way. Kieran was born with Cerebral Palsy, which affects his speech and mobility – but he hasn’t let this define him.

Kieran joined R.E.A.L. Education as a mechanics learner in 2016 and progressed through his Level 1 Diploma. Whilst on his mechanics course he impressed tutors with his determination to succeed and how inspirational he was to other learners.
Once he had completed his qualification, Kieran secured a job in R.E.A.L.’s mechanics department.

Antonia Germany, Kieran’s line manager and former tutor, said: “Kieran had a tough year last year, but he hasn’t let this affect his performance at work.

“Even better, he is a true encouragement to our learners, pushing them to believe that if you put your mind to it, anything is possible.

“Congratulations Kieran everyone at R.E.A.L. is proud of you!”

To read more about the Mansfield Rotary Club’s annual Courage Awards, please click here.

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