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Brave Sheffield schoolgirls ‘just get on’ with their lives

Meersbrook Bank Primary School pupils nominated for the Star Superkids awards
Zaynah Hamilton (10) and Nura Jarsuleiman (5)

Meersbrook Bank Primary School pupils nominated for the Star Superkids awards Zaynah Hamilton (10) and Nura Jarsuleiman (5)

Two young girls who bravely cope with long term health conditions at school have been praised for their resilience.

Nura Jarsuleiman, aged five, and 10-year-old Zaynah Hamilton, were nominated for The Star’s Superkids awards – which recognise inspirational youngsters – by staff at Meersbrook Bank Primary School.

Nura was diagnosed with type one diabetes in November 2012 and has had to learn how to manage her condition while at school.

Headteacher Rachel Edwards said: “She has just got on with it.

“She has quickly learned, even at such a young age, how to administer the test herself and is confident in knowing the signs.

“We have just been so impressed with the way she has handled her diabetes at such a young age with such resilience and without ever complaining.”

Zaynah has Chron’s disease and ulcerative colitis, which causes her a lot of discomfort and has recently meant many trips to the hospital.

Mrs Edwards added: “Zaynah takes all this in her stride and, despite being quite poorly, she always remains positive and never makes a fuss. Every day at school she has to take special tablets and she does this willingly with a smile.

“Zaynah is a lovely girl and has coped really well with all the changes this year. She has shown determination and resilience.”

Nominations have been flooding in for Superkids, but there is still time to enter before April 26.

Email haroldine.lockwood@jpress.co.uk with details of your nomination and contact information.

Star Superkids categories

* Environmental – to recognise eco-champions

* Young citizen – a child who helps their community

* Triumph over adversity

* Bravery

* Educational progress

* Sport

* Music and performing arts

* The Special Award – for a child that stands out

* Fundraiser

* Supporting the family – children who care for or help their families

 

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