The UcLan Education Achievement Award 2014 was presented to Billy Maxwell

Billy is a 15-year-old student at Blackburn Central High School.

From a young age Billy has supported his  mother and taken on the head role at home and is a role model for his younger three siblings.

Billy has continued to sustain high grades at school, even though he spends much of his time looking after his siblings at home.



A model student, Billy thrives academically alongside his commitments at home. He is expected to achieve ‘A’ grades in his examinations this year. Billy also helps at school in the more high profile responsibilities including Open Evenings and Parents Evenings.

Billy mixes well with his peers, and even offers advice to fellow students.

Furthermore, Billy recently travelled to Slough to represent SLYNCS.
SLYNCS is a Lancashire based organisation built on the foundations that young people deserve an opportunity to be heard, learn new skills and discover the world all whilst making a difference to their local community.

He was presented the award by UcLan Pro vice Chancellor Lynne Livesey.