Organised by Leicestershire County Council’s Corporate Parenting Team, the celebration events recognise academic success, personal attainment, sporting achievement, community involvement and other individual triumphs.
Leicestershire County Council holds the events each year to recognise the individual achievements of its children in its care and care leavers. This year’s awards were presented by Chairman of the County Council Ozzy O’Shea, Director of Children and Family Services Jane Moore and Sharon Cooke, Assistant Director of Children and Family Services.
The events featured an inspirational speech given by a Leicestershire care leaver who has made incredible progress, achieving a number of 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.
Alongside the presentation of awards, the celebration events incorporated a carnival theme that included a fire eating performance, magician, indoor fair and circus skills. 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 the children and young people’s achievements.