A boy who has endured a turbulent childhood has won an award for becoming a model pupil.
Kian Murphy, a year six pupil at Christ Curch Primary School, Pellon, has been chosen as the overall winner of the Percival Whitley Educational Trust Primary School Awards 2014.
Since living with carers, Michelle and Ian Wilshaw, and receiving special support from the school, Kian has gone on to what headteacher Emma Midgley describes as a role model for younger children struggling with behavioural difficulties.
Ms Midgley said Kian will continue to blossom and do exceptionally well as he moves on to secondary school.
Chairman of the Trust, Leyland Smith, and other Trust members presented Kian with the award in a special school assembly.
The award aims to recognise chosen youngsters as a positive school role model before moving on to high school.
Mr Smith said: “Kian’s determination and courage in coping with, and now overcoming, the personal challenges he has experienced demonstrate he is a valuable role model for all children.
“He’s a special young man who deserves recognition for all he has achieved.”
Outstanding achievements of other Calderdale pupils will be recognised later in the week - see next week’s Courier for interviews with other exemplary students.