Pupils who go the extra mile to help other people are to be honoured in a new award scheme.
Education activist Just Enough is launching its Children’s Award this year and calling for nominations for this first-of-its-kind prize.
Children aged 4-12 from London who have done something extraordinary in their community are eligible to be nominated by school teachers in this nation competition by Friday 15 February.
Every day children across the area undertake amazing, selfless acts. Just Enough, who has run workshops at primary schools in London on challenging social issues – reaching 20,370 children – will award one such child with a £1,000 cash prize.
From caring for a sick loved one to charity fundraising or standing up for what they believe in – the award will go to an inspiring child whose amazing acts are helping to support their community.
Finalists will be announced in March before the winner is revealed in April. The winner of the award will receive a trophy and a cash prize of £1,000. A dream trip, a treat for their classmates, or banking it for future – the cash prize can be used however the child wishes to. We’ll be checking back in a year to see how they choose to spend the money!
Just Enough recognises children are the future and speaks to them – in language they understand – about real world issues that will impact their futures. The organisation goes in to primary schools and runs workshops on topics including: Modern Slavery, Hate Crime, County Lines, Anti Radicalisation and Knife Crime, helping schools and young people to understand and tackle these issues.
Chief executive and founder Phil Knight said: “At Just Enough we see remarkable children every day in our workshops. They do a brilliant job of understanding matters some of the world’s biggest politicians are yet to sort out!
“We also see so many examples of children undertaking kind and generous acts – not for reward or recognition but because they want to. We want to celebrate those who have been quietly making others’ lives better and inspire others to follow in their footsteps.”
Just Enough is encouraging teachers up and down the country to nominate pupils in their school who have done something amazing. The nominated child must be in primary school, aged between 4 and 12 and the deadline for nominations is Friday 15 February.
Do you know an inspiring pupil, aged 4-12 years old, who goes the extra mile to put a smile on the faces of others? If so, you can nominate them for the inaugural Just Enough Children Award 2019. Visit: https://www.justenoughgroup.org/childrens-award/
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