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What is winning a High 5 award like? - Ellis Story

A whole year of children at a Swansea school are being given a special day at the LC after being honoured with a special High 5 award.


Year Five at Penyrheol Primary School were nominated for last year's High 5 awards by the mum of pupil Ellis Bonham Clatworthy, whose life is impacted by disability.

She wanted to recognise every pupil in that year for their love, understanding and willingness to adapt and include, which is helping her son be happy and successful at school.

Judges were so moved by their story arrangements were made for the whole year of 33 pupils to be honoured with a special award.

High 5 teamed up with the LC so every one of them including Ellis could take part in a special activities day for free. The LC arranged for all the children to play games and race in the sports hall as well as having fun in the LC pool too including Ellis.

Mum Heidi, from Penllergaer, said: "Children's achievements are often marked by grades or attendance. It's completely deserved that this class's incredible values of life and happiness have been honoured with a High 5 award.

"I hope their story will inspire other children and I hope other mums will consider nominating a special class in their school for High 5 in 2017. It's a great way to say thanks."

Everyone nominated will be recognised with a certificate. The winners' final prizes will be uniquely designed around the nominee.

People can nominate by going to the website at

The High 5 Awards are organised by Swansea Council, sponsored by Gower College Swansea, and supported by Swansea City FC, Rotary Club of Swansea, Swansea Building Society, Swansea Lord Mayor's Office, Stenor, Day's Rental, Swansea Council Recycling Team, The LC Swansea, McDonalds, Go Air Trampoline Park - Swansea, and Gower Activity Centres as part of Swansea Young Peoples' Services.

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