15 year old Sorrel from Brighton loves animals, music, fantasy and virtual reality and is a talented artist. Sorrel attends Sussex Managed Learning Centre - a small, caring community of mixed ages and an informal learning environment which she really enjoys. We have awarded her the funds to pay for her GCSE year and exams at SMLC.

Sorrel says: “I’m really thankful for having this award as it has allowed me to be at a school I feel comfortable in.

Sorrel’s mum says: “A huge weight has been lifted since receiving the award. I know Sorrel’s self esteem, confidence and creativity will grow because of this opportunity.