Bristol Young Heroes Awards 2018

Bristol Young Heroes are young people who are changing the world for the better. Community of Purpose want to recognise them and offer them the encouragement and support they need to go on and have an impact on an even bigger scale.

As a result of the initiative, an award ceremony is being held to recognise young people and their achievements. Categories from Environmental to Sporting Hero give the chance for individuals to be championed. Follow: #BYHA2018

We nominated our NCS participants from our South West region:

Learn by Design were delighted to nominate individuals who took part in the National Citizen Service programme last summer and supported the work of Bristol City Council, by getting involved and taking positive social action to help to raise awareness of environmental issues to other young people across the region.

We would like to recognise all of these young people, however, the following nominees shone through in their approach.


Environmental Hero Award:

Caitlin O’Regan
Praboda Koskandawala
Thomas Gorman
Project: Bristol City Council “Clean Streets” campaign

Why we nominated:

The work of this team was incredible. They grasped the importance of the issue of litter straightaway and displayed real energy and passion to do something positive about it.

Caitlin, Praboda and Thomas impressed us with their enthusiasm, organisation, attitude and their ability to engage and inspire others. They successfully led the team from start to finish and delivered incredible results. The project helped to raise awareness of the issue of litter amongst young people in the City, whilst also helping Bristol City Council to understand more about young people’s social media habits.


Clarissa Leung
Project: “Regeneration of the city”

Why we nominated:

The work of this team and Clarissa Leung’s contribution, was exceptional.  Clarissa didn’t just get involved and support the project in a hands-on capacity, she took ownership and personal responsibility for capturing the work of the team on film and for producing an outstanding report, clearly demonstrating the impact of the project and her team’s achievements.

Clarissa has tremendous skill behind a camera.  From the Bearpit, to Millennium Square, from the Urban Food Trail, to the journey down the Severn Beach Line to Avonmouth, Clarissa successfully captured ‘before’ shots, ‘after’ shots and the fun that the team had along the way. From detailed, little thumb nail shots of flowers and ‘seed bombs’, to the atmosphere of the Bearpit, the involvement of the team, to a highly creative ‘glove shot’, that became the team’s logo, she captured it all beautifully.

Clarissa demonstrated ‘impact’ very simply, very creatively and very powerfully, through photography and film and we are proud to recognise her for her achievement.



Bristol Young Heroes Awards 2018

Event Details

Date: Friday 13th April 2018
Venue: Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, BS8 1RJ
Time: 18:00 – 22:30
Dress: Formal/Evening Wear