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WATCH: Schoolboy wins Highland Heroes award after overwhelming his community with kindness

By Annabelle Gauntlett

Mason Campbell won the Primary Pupil Award sponsored by Inverness Flooring.
Mason Campbell won the Primary Pupil Award sponsored by Inverness Flooring.

An Inverness schoolboy who made it his mission 'to be nice' and spread kindness across his community won a Highland Heroes award for Primary Pupil of the Year.

Nine-year-old Mason Campbell’s use of the phrase ‘it’s nice to be nice’, is well known among his family and friends, and, in part, it’s what led to him to glory.

After winning this accolade, Mason said: "I really didn't expect it, but it feels incredible.

"I'm so shocked and thankful to all the people that nominated me.

"It felt like a dream when my name was called out."

From helping the other children out in his class at school, to being friendly on the street, Mason is full of kindnesses.

His mum Jackie said: "I don't think Mason realises everything he does for everyone else around him.

"We have been through so much this past year and really it should be us checking in on him, but he's the one that checks in on us.

"He has an old soul and we are incredibly proud of him."

The Ness Castle pupil, who has previously undergone surgery on his kidneys, is renowned for being polite, kind and helpful.

First six winners of the Highland Heroes awards.
First six winners of the Highland Heroes awards.

Jackie said: “Mason was blown away by the nomination. He’s had a difficult year; his nana and papa’s house burnt down and they lost everything, including his auntie’s two pet chihuahuas.

"Mason was devastated but his kindness and helpfulness lives on.

“It’s in Mason’s nature to say hello to elderly people, and be friendly to everyone he meets. He’s a very sensitive and caring boy and even though he goes above and beyond to help his friends and the younger ones at school, he doesn’t ever expect anything in return.”

“I’m slightly bias but I think everyone needs a Mason! I’m constantly amazed at the way he takes everything in his stride.”

Mason plans to continue to spread joy across his community and school.

The primary pupil award was sponsored by Inverness Flooring.

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