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Recognising young talent in schools

Pupils from Benton Dene Primary School, Longbenton, showcasing the Star Awards Postbox and poster. Josie Howey (8), Lauren Wood (10), Joseph Freeman-Hall (5), Ryan Rutherford (5), Ria Caven (9) and Ella Gibson (7).

Pupils from Benton Dene Primary School, Longbenton, showcasing the Star Awards Postbox and poster. Josie Howey (8), Lauren Wood (10), Joseph Freeman-Hall (5), Ryan Rutherford (5), Ria Caven (9) and Ella Gibson (7).

A new award scheme has been launched to honour and celebrate the achievements of young people in the borough.

The Star Awards aim to inspire children and young people aged from four to 19, as well as recognise personal achievement and celebrate success.

The programme, developed by the North Tyneside Learning Trust, features 12 award categories – inspiration, volunteering, fundraising, resilience, achievement, diversity, green, entrepreneurship, leadership, can do, young campaigner and special recognition.

Teachers, parents, residents and businesses have until April 25, to make a nomination. For more visit www.ntlearningtrust.org.uk

The North Tyneside Learning Trust is a partnership of 40 schools in North Tyneside working with 20 public, private and voluntary sector organisations, to improve education and life chances for all children and young people.

Chief executive Kehri Ellis said: “I am absolutely delighted to launch the NTLT Star Awards programme.

“We know that there are so many children doing lots of outstanding things across North Tyneside and the awards are a fantastic opportunity to reward and celebrate success.

“We have already started receiving nominations and I am really looking forward to meeting the finalists.”

Darren Starling, primary education manager of sponsors Vision for Education, added: “Creating and sponsoring an event such as the NTLT Star Awards is something that fits in very well with Vision For Education’s ethos.

“As a local company, we’re very proud to be celebrating not only the achievements of the students, but also the bright future of North Tyneside.

“We’re excited for the awards evening and see it as the perfect way to congratulate the achievements of the borough’s young people.

“Personally, being from North Tyneside, this fulfils a personal dream and is something that is very close to my heart.”

 

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