Decision day for Thomas in AB Awards

Rothesay Academy pupil Thomas Howat has been nominated for a youth award for his volunteering efforts in the community.
Rothesay Academy pupil Thomas Howat has been nominated for a youth award for his volunteering efforts in the community.

A Rothesay Academy pupil will find out tonight (Thursday, September 24) if he has been successful in the 2015 AB Awards which recognise the contribution Argyll and Bute’s youth make to the communities they live in.

Fifteen-year-old Thomas Howat was nominated by the school’s youth worker, Ailsa Cassidy, for his volunteering work in the school and the wider community.

The AB Awards - a celebration of the contribution young people make to the communities they live in - are the result of a partnership between Argyll and Bute Youth Services and Argyll and Bute Youth Forum. The Awards are an opportunity to highlight the good work that many of the area’s young people carry out on a daily basis.

Thomas’ volunteering activities include serving as Bute Island Radio’s sports presenter, assisting at Tee in the Port for the past two years and at this year’s inaugural ButeFest, and with island charity Achievement Bute, in addition to volunteer work within Rothesay Academy, whether backstage at school schows or with the XL group.

Former Rothesay Academy pupil, David McLaughlin, is also nominated at the same awards ceremony for a Citizenship Award as a result of his work as a MSYP, and locally with the Bute Youth Forum.

The awards ceremony takes place on tonight Oban Phoenix Cinema.