Saturday, 8 November 2008


The talents, skills and achievements of the Leeds' looked after children were rewarded at a special celebration event on Thursday night...

A fantastic group of children and young people in the care of Leeds City Council had their achievements recognised at the award ceremony, organised by Education Leeds and the council, in Leeds Civic Hall’s banqueting suite. They were joined for an evening of food and a performance by the Leeds Flute Ensemble by over 100 guests including friends, carers, and many of the people responsible for shaping and delivering the city’s children’s services. The presentations were made by Councillor Stewart Golton, the executive member responsible for children’s services and representatives from the council’s children’s services department and Education Leeds.

Nominations were invited from schools and social workers for young people who had achieved in the categories of sport, academic, arts, drama, improvement, and community/voluntary achievement. The achievements include young people who have overcome often very difficult personal circumstances to achieve academic success, including gaining a place at university, successes in sport, music and the arts as well as achievements personal development.
There were also nominees whose teachers praised huge improvements they were making in behaviour, attendance and commitment and achievements in school.

It was a brilliant event celebrating some fantastic young people.

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