Recognised for anti-bullying book
Leah Trott nominated her daughter Lauren for the Queensland Young Achiever
WHEN Leah Trott first heard about the Queensland Young Achiever nominations she knew her daughter Lauren had more than qualified for a nomination after publishing her own self-help book.
“I saw the nominations had opened up in the paper and thought it would be good to put in an application to see what happens,” Mrs Trott said.
“To hear that her name was put on the list is great.”
Lauren Trott has been nominated for the Access Community Services and Multicultural Youth Queensland Cultural Diversity Award for her book The Animal Anti-Bullying Survival Guide.
This is one of seven categories that rewards and promotes the positive achievements of young Queenslanders.
“People tell me it’s a really good book and that they will give it to their nieces and other kids to read too,” Lauren said.
“It makes me feel really good, there was one girl and her mum said she was disabled and she wanted to give the book to her because she was having a hard time at school.
“She saw our Facebook page and contacted me and said she really wanted to be able to help her daughter so we delivered the book to them in Childers and got to meet them which was great,” Mrs Trott said.
Judging is on March 8.
“We had to answer some questions about Lauren in the application,” Mrs Trott said.
“About the challenges she has faced and how it has contributed to her life and to reflect ton what she has achieved.
“The main thing is about Lauren being the driving force behind her own goal of printing this book.”
Lauren wrote an anti-bullying book with strategies based around a unique wildlife theme to help other young people combat bullying and show resilience.
“Lauren sees the world differently and is inventive and creative,” Mrs Trott said.
“After saving her money, creating several drafts, pursuing and being turned down by publishers for two years, she never gave up and finally got her book printed.
“Stemming from her love of animals and her resilient nature, she came up with some great ideas to combat any mean words or actions.”
Lauren has started her first year of high school and is enjoying the challenges.
Lauren sees the world differently and is inventive and creative.
— -Leah Trott
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER: Leah Trott nominated her daughter Lauren.