Camborne Science & International Academy (CSIA) Year 12 student Lily Mason has been awarded the ‘Sid Godolphin Award’ at the Camborne Community and Commerce Awards.

This prestigious award recognises individuals, groups, and businesses for their exceptional contributions to the Parish of Camborne. Lily was nominated for her outstanding contribution to outdoor education at CSIA, but her achievements extend far beyond this. She has completed the Ten Tors Challenge three times, setting a school record, and was appointed team captain a year early.

Additionally, she has earned her Bronze, Silver, and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards, with her Gold Award involving volunteering at the TR14ers community dance group. As a talented netball player, Lily has been selected for the Bath Athlete Development programme and played a crucial role in helping the Saints win their division this season.

She has also represented the district in the ‘Youth Speaks ’debating competition, discussing topics such as feminism and chivalry in society. All of these achievements were accomplished while she maintained excellent GCSE results and gained acceptance into CSMS (Cornwall School of Maths and Science).

Mr. Anthony Douglas, the Director of Outdoor Education at CSIA, praised Lily’s dedication and achievements. “Lily is an exceptional student who embodies the spirit of determination and excellence. Her contributions to outdoor education and her wide range of accomplishments make her a role model for all students at CSIA. We are incredibly proud of her.”

Lily expressed her gratitude for the recognition. “I am honoured to receive the Sid Godolphin Award. My time at CSIA has been incredibly rewarding, and I am grateful for the opportunities and support I’ve received. This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone who has supported me along the way.”