Children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in Richmond and Kingston have been given recognition for their accomplishments at an awards ceremony.
The awards run by Richmond and Kingston’s social enterprise Achieving for Children (AfC) took place at Clarendon School in Hampton on 20 January. The event is aimed at celebrating the achievements of local children and young people and their impact they have had in inspiring other children, young people and their families.
People from across the two boroughs were invited to nominate an individual or group of children and young people they felt had done something special under four different categories; ‘impact’, ‘inspiration’, ‘personal achievement’ and ‘recognition’.
On giving out the awards, Robert Henderson, Director of Children’s Services at Achieving for Children, said:
“We had a fantastic response to our call out for nominations, which highlights just how many children and young people in Kingston and Richmond are excelling and inspiring those around them. Well done to each and every nominee.”
Cllr Paul Hodgins, Cabinet Member for Schools and Young People, from Richmond Council said:
“This is a fantastic awards programme. It is important to recognise the hard work of all children and young people, particularly those who might find learning challenging. Congratulations to all those who have been nominated. I have found this inspiring and I am sure that many others will too.”