Thursday, 20 January 2011

Awards night for children and young people

Last year I went to a brilliant awards night in South Liverpool called Celebrating Success.  We were celebrating achievement by children and young people across our area.

This March will see another ceremony and the organisers are looking for nominations.  The deadline is 28th January so its a bit tight but there is still time to nominate a person or a group.

I've posted below a copy of the letter with the various categories in it.  If you want a form or more information please e mail me and I'll pass your details on to one of the organisers.  My e mail is

Letter extract starts here:

Categories are as follows:

ECO/GREEN AWARD (5-11 year old; 11-19 year old; group)

Evidence of interest in and development of eco-friendly; environmentally “green” activities in school, at home or in the community.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE (5-11 year old; 11-19 year old; group)

Child, young person or group making improvement to own lifestyle(s) and/or contributing to the developments of healthy lifestyle practices.

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR (5-11 year old; 11-19 year old; group)

Child or young person showing the ability to lead and manage; to develop a business idea into reality; to raise funds through a business approach.

MOST IMPROVED SCHOOL ATTENDANCE (5-11 year old 11-19 year old)

School or partner agency to identify child or young person who has formerly been a persistent absentee and who has improved and sustained improved school attendance.


Schools to identify and recognise positive academic outcomes including SATs; GCSE, A-levels; significant improvement in reading, writing and maths.


A child or young person who has faced significant personal challenge with determination and resilience, showing great staying power and not giving in or giving up.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE (5-11 year old; 11-19 year old; group)

Child, young person or group making a personal and dedicated difference to school, community group or home-someone, that has ‘gone the extra mile’.

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER (5-11 year old; 11-19 year old; group)

A child, young person or group who has contributed his/her own time and effort for the benefit of others.

COMMUNITY COHESION (5-11 year old; 11-19 year old; group)

A child, young person or group involved in activities aimed at improving the local community through respect, tolerance and understanding.

CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS (5-11 year old; 11-19 year old; group)

This is a new category were the judging panel will decide on an overall winner out of all categories for South Liverpool Neighbourhood.

If appropriate, the panel may change the category of any application and advise you of this.

Children, young people and groups can be nominated by their peers, school staffs, community and youth groups, housing associations, friends, neighbours, ward Councillors and voluntary organisations. PERMISSION MUST BE SOUGHT from the child, young person or group before any nomination is submitted ensuring agreement for the name (s) to go forward to the assessment panel. Closing date for nominations is 28th January 2011.

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