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Neighbourhood Champs: TEENAGER ACTS AS A ROLE MODEL.

Byline: By MARY MURTAGH

TEENAGER Mark Newton juggles his GCSEs with being a charity clarinettist, youth leader and football coach.

The hardworking 16-year-old from Childwall gives up his spare time to entertain, act as a role model to younger children and coach the beautiful game.

Now Mark has been named a Neighbourhood Champ after proud mum Lynne nominated him.

He said: 'I am delighted to have won. It is really hard work fitting it allin because I am in my final year at school.

'I want to be a primary school teacher so working with the kids is great. I am like an extra big brother for a lot of them.'

Mark is working hard for his GCSEs at St Margaret's High school in Aigburth but manages to fit in: n Helping out as a youth group leaderat his local church All Saints every week.

n Coaching the after-school junior football team at Childwall Church of England school.

n Raising funds for the Marie Curie hospice in Woolton where Mark's grandad died. He also gives regular concerts on his clarinet there.

n Organising a spring clean on his street by getting a group of friends together to clear up the beer cans, litter and dead branches lying around.

His mum Lynne said: 'Mark is a normal lad who loves Liverpool Football Club, sailing, cycling, music and being a DJ but most of all he loves people and life

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Apr 2, 2005
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