Laura has been helping at Rainbows in the village for over 3 years and has always been reliable and enthusiastic. She has grown in experience and inputs to planning meetings with fully researched ideas to enhance the overall enjoyment of the young Rainbows. She follows these ideas through from the planning meetings to take responsibility for preparing and carrying out the activities in the weekly meetings.
The leaders of Rainbows enjoy working with Laura and consider her to be a conscientious and hardworking member of the team and emphasise that the young girls love that Laura is prepared to listen to and encourage them to join in the fun.
The Bishopthorpe Parish Council Youth Award has been presented each year since 2002 and winners have been recognised as young people who contribute their time and effort over a long period, not realising the contribution they are no doubt making to village life.
Previous winners have been recognised for working with both young and elderly people, working within the church, schools, sports clubs or organisations and working both in the village and the wider world.