AN inspirational Warrington youngster described as a ‘mini David Attenborough’ has won a prestigious award.

Aneeshwar Kunchala was one of the 25 young people from across the UK to be recognised with The British Citizen Youth Award (BCYA).

The ‘selfless’ seven-year-old was presented with the award at The Palace of Westminster along with the other children who have made a difference to their communities and to society.

As well as reaching this year’s Britain’s Got Talent final and performing a poem based on the natural world in front of a live audience of 30,000, Aneeshwar has also had an important impact on the community.




The St Philip Westbrook CE Primary School pupil dedicated his entire lockdown and raised £7,000 for key workers by playing cricket for 400 overs in 10 days.

He then inspired around 60 children around the world – and together they cycled for 4,500km.

As well as this, Aneeshwar uses his YouTube channel to ‘drive and educate’ people about the natural world.

And he also uses social media posts to spread positivity and provides education to thousands of people in the community, schools and millions of people around the world.


Aneeshwar with Kimberly Wyatt and Dame Mary Perkins

Aneeshwar with Kimberly Wyatt and Dame Mary Perkins


Hosting the event at The Palace of Westminster was singer and actress Kimberly Wyatt – who is a Patron of The British Citizen Youth Award.

She said: “Many of these kids have faced turmoil in their own lives yet still choose to be selfless and help others.

“I applaud you and your families for your hard work and dedication.

“You are the future, and your brilliant endeavours will make a difference!”

Aneeshwar was presented his BCYA Medal of Honour by Dame Mary Perkins who is founder of Specsavers and a patron of The British Citizen Awards.