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Inspirational night at Celebration of Achievement

by Gemma Melling

A truly inspirational night was had by all at Knowsley’s Children’s Social Care Annual Celebration of Achievement Awards held at The Venue, Huyton, on Thursday, 12 October.

The event shone a spotlight on the successes of Knowsley’s looked after children and included awards in education, personal achievement, sports and leisure. This was topped off with Achievement Awards for three young people who have each achieved a First Class Honours degree this year.

There was also special recognition given to the young people who have worked with the Ariel Trust to raise awareness about mental health issues and encouraged other young people to make the most of their lives.

The Mayor of Knowsley Cllr Frank Walsh opened the event, which was supported by Cllr Joan Lilly, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Paul Boyce, Knowsley’s Director of Children’s Services .

Along with a delicious chocolate fountain and comical photo booth, children (and adults) were also entertained throughout the awards ceremony with both musical and dance performances.

Picture of Cllr Joan Lilly, Knowsley Council

Cllr Joan Lilly, Knowsley Council

Cllr Lilly said:

“The Celebration of Achievement event is unquestionably the highlight of our calendar and a truly inspirational night.

 

“On evenings such as this we are reminded to stop for a moment and congratulate the children and young people on their achievements, whether that is for success in school, in leisure activities or for making a difference to the lives of others.

 

“The musical and dance performances by some of the children were phenomenal, and it was evident on the evening that our looked after children have the aspirations and confidence to achieve their full potential.”

Congratulations to all the children and young people who were nominated!