A 12-year-old girl from Redditch has given her bullies the kick after receiving a Young Good Citizen Award for being an ‘exceptional role model’ at her martial arts gym.
Georgia Wootton, who suffers with aspergers, was heavily bullied at school until her mum Stacy decided enough was enough.
She moved Georgia to another school and away from all the trouble and since then she hasn’t looked back.
But switching schools is not the only reason for an improvement in Georgia’s happiness.
Stacy said: “Georgia started taking a real interest in kickboxing at Redditch Martial Arts Gym.
“I started taking her to lessons and as the weeks went on it was absolutely amazing to watch her confidence grow both in and out of the sport.”
Blessed with an easy going nature, after getting settled Georgia slipped into a leadership role and began welcoming others to the gym.
Noticing this, PCSO Clive Rainbow told her he was going to put her forward for a Young Good Citizen Award.
He said: “Georgia is a fantastic mentor and is an inspiration to the other children who train there.
“She is always available to talk to and really helps people improve their skills.”
Not only did Georgia take home the prestigious award but following the presentation evening at West Mercia Police’s headquarters at Hindlip Hall she has also secured her adult blue stripe in kickboxing.
“I’m lost for words.
“I don’t do it to win awards, I just want to make other people happy,” said Georgia.
But one of her biggest achievements is showing people who pick on others what can be achieved when you put your mind to it.