A SOUTHAMPTON school has awarded three people with awards for being lockdown heroes.

Bitterne Park School and Sixth Form has been searching for its own lockdown heroes as part of its Pride of Bitterne Awards.

In total the school received over 640 nominations ranging from students, teachers and people in the community who have made a difference during lockdown.

Judges claimed it was "difficult" to choose the top three winners but after much deliberation came to a decision.

Claire, a health visitor, received the award for always putting others before herself and always checking up on people.

Claire has worked "tirelessly" to provide gifts for underprivileged people over Christmas and giving essential packages like fridges and taking calls to help her community.

Lynsey received an award for going "above and beyond" her role by linking up with a food bank to provide food bags and delivering them on days she isn’t in school.

Along with her friend and local church, she organised food bags for the school to distribute to students and their families who are struggling during this pandemic.

Elizabete who started a small business of creating personalised logs also won an award.

Her and her mum have lasered inspirational quotes and then created homemade cards according to the school with all money raised going to a nearby charity for a young girl who is awaiting surgery.