This week's Kid of Spirit winner is Brad Read.
This week's Kid of Spirit winner is Brad Read. Mike Richards

Music and sport keep Kids of Spirit nominee busy

THE annual Kids of Spirit campaign from The Observer and McDonald's encourages the community to nominate the spirited youth they know.

Brad Read is the latest weekly winner for 2014.

Whether you know a child who is a talented sports person, in academia, takes pride in their community or is supportive to peers and family, we want to hear about them.

Nomination forms are available in The Observer, or you can nominate online here.

Q&A with Brad Read

Name: Brad Read.

Age: 13.

School: Gladstone Toolooa State High School.

Favourite subject/s at school and why? I like graphics because I excel in it. I'm interested in geography and manual arts. I'm a very hands-on person.

What after-school activities do you do? I do band before school on Thursday and Monday to practice for the trumpet in a stage band and concert band.

How often do you have to train for your different sports? I train for touch football every Monday and Wednesday, flat track once a month, squash once a fortnight, BMX every Saturday and occasionally on Wednesday.

What's the best thing about being a kid in Gladstone? All of the opportunities you can get in sport and fundraising, and the recognition the public gives you.

Who's your role model and why? I have lots of different role models. For trumpet James Morrison. For touch football it would be my coaches Dale Lawerance and Michael Watt, and for motocross I look up to my dad. For life skills it would be my family.

What do you aspire to be when you are older? Since I was five years old I always wanted to be a police officer. If I don't get that opportunity I want to become a musician.

What do you think has been your biggest achievement to date? Playing the trumpet for the Turkey Beach Anzac Day service this year.



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