Leicestershire’s inspirational children in care and care leavers have been honoured for their achievements.
More than 400 children and young people were presented with a series of accolades over two memorable nights at special celebration of achievement awards held at The King Power Stadium.
Leicestershire County Council holds the events each year to recognise individual achievement amongst the children in its care and care leavers.
This year’s awards were presented by Chairman of the County Council Ozzy O’shea and Jane Moore and Sharon Cooke, director and assistant director of the council's children and family services.
The Celebration of Achievement Awards are always a highlight in the calendar as they mark the culmination of a year of hard work from everyone involved.
“All who attended evidently had a great time with lots of fun, whilst importantly creating positive memories and a great sense of pride resonating from children and young people’s achievements.Person:Ivan Ould, cabinet member for children and families
Organised by Leicestershire County Council’s corporate parenting team, the events recognise academic success, personal attainment, sporting achievement, community involvement and other individual triumphs.
The awards included an inspirational speech given by a Leicestershire care leaver who has made incredible progress, achieving several awards within her chosen career as a bricklayer.
Both evenings included performances by Beacon Voices (CiC Choir) and a presentation from members of Leicestershire’s Children in Care Council.