R.E.A.L. learner Archie was proudly honoured at the Mansfield Rotary Courage Awards in March, for his sheer resilience and determination over the last few years.

Sadly, Archie’s Dad passed away several years ago, which was understandably a devastating time for him. Archie withdrew into himself and struggled with his anxiety which stopped him from going to school.

Since then, Archie along with the support of his family, and staff at R.E.A.L., has managed to take huge steps that a few years ago he didn’t feel was manageable.

The Mansfield, Ashfield and Sherwood News Journal has featured Archie and the awards ceremony in their latest paper, which includes a brilliant write up of Archie’s story. 

We’re so proud at R.E.A.L. of Archie winning a Courage Award and for the big changes he’s made. Well done Archie!