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Congratulations to Year 2 student, Buster, who was awarded the prestigious 2023 Nairac Award by the Royal Society of St. George for an incredible act of bravery he showed when he was just 16. The annual awards recognise individuals who have demonstrated determination, bravery and selflessness.

Buster was cycling home from town when he came across a man on the A419 bridge, clearly about to take his own life. Without hesitation, Buster contacted the emergency services, and approached the man who was highly emotional. He held onto him and proceeded to calmly chat to him for twenty-five minutes as they waited for the police to arrive.

Joined by his proud family, Buster attended the awards ceremony held at the Holy Trinity church in Longlevens, Gloucester, and was presented his award by HM Lord Lieutenant for Gloucestershire.

Buster, who is currently studying A-levels in English Language & Literature, Graphic Communication and Law, has chosen to donate his winnings to the Farming Community Network.

“I was surprised to be nominated, and I was really happy to win and be recognised”, said Buster, “The situation was scary and upsetting, but I felt like I was supposed to be there. It was the first time I had ever cycled into town and then that happened, kind of like it was fate.”

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