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Georgia Platt wins ‘The Young Achiever Award’ with Soroptimist International – Bolton

Date Posted: 05/11/2021 | Posted In: Enrichment, General News, Student News, Women into Leadership

Congratulations to English Literature, History and Performing Arts student, Georgia Platt, who was crowned today as Bolton’s Young Achiever Award winner by Soroptimist International Bolton. Georgia was nominated by her Progress Tutor, Alexia Shipley and is highly regarded by all staff here at B6, including Principal, Stuart Merrills and Vice Principal, Sandra McManus. Georgia goes above and beyond to inspire and encourage other learners and is an all-round outstanding student, achieving at high levels in all her subjects. Georgia is one of our many rising stars and is destined for great success as she progresses during her final year at B6. 

The Young Achiever Award    

The Young Achiever Award is given by Soroptimist International Bolton to a female aged between 11 and 17, who lives in Bolton and who has demonstrated personal achievement through:

  • service to the community or her school
  • personal achievement in sport
  • outstanding achievement in any school subject
  • service to her family or friends   

Georgia’s prizes included:

  • The Young Achiever Award Trophy to keep for a year
  • An additional Trophy to keep permanently
  • A framed certificate
  • £100 in vouchers

The award ceremony took place during one of The Sixth Form’s Women into Leadership network events. Guest speakers included:

  • Sharman Birtles JP DL, Vice Lord-Lieutenant for Greater Manchester
  • Glenys Hughes, President of Soroptimist International Bolton
  • Carole Swarbrick, Vice Chair of Governors at The Sixth Form Bolton
  • Margaret Baker, former Headteacher and Federation Councillor for Soroptimist International during 2020-21

The overarching message from our guest speakers was to work hard, use education as an important tool and have the desire and self belief to propel themselves into their aspirations and make their own decisions in life.

“You can do anything if you really want it and you work hard enough for it.”


About Soroptimist International

Celebrating 100 years this year, Soroptimist International (SIGBI) are a network of amazing individuals, women supporting women, and also a company limited by guarantee and registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales. Their charitable objects are to promote either directly or by the encouragement and support of others, including clubs:

    • the advancement of education;
    • the advancement of health and saving lives;
    • the relief and/or prevention of poverty;
    • the advancement of good citizenship and community development;
    • the advancement of equality and diversity;
    • the advancement of human rights throughout the world; for the benefit of the public and in particular for the benefit of women and girls to advance their status, position and role in society where currently unequal or disadvantaged.

Soroptimist International are committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong and peaceful communities world wide.

Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members and international partnerships.

If you want to help Soroptimist International Make That Difference to Women and Girls worldwide, you can join the Bolton branch here

It has been a glorious event today at B6, huge congratulations once again to Georgia! Thank you to guest speakers – Sharman, Glenys, Carole and Margaret and to all at Soroptimist International Bolton. The next Women into Leadership event takes place on Friday, 12 November 2021. View the full gallery of images here: