Awards for children and young people

We offer a range of informal, locally and nationally accredited awards for children and young people in the borough which can help to achieve their full potential. The awards provide recognition for children and young people who participate in activities and programmes which will encourage them to reach their full potential. Awards encourage reflection and critical thinking through self and peer assessment, keeping young people engaged while helping them to develop skills for learning, life and work.

Groups, youth centres and other organisations may deliver these awards under the guidance of the council (acting in its capacity as operating authority for the various national organisations).

Youth Achievement Award - an activity-based approach to peer education designed to help develop more effective participative practice by encouraging young people to progressively take more responsibility in selecting, planning and leading activities that are based on their interests. The peer group model encourages the development of a wide range of life skills through a flexible and informal approach. The Youth Achievement Awards are available for young people from 14 years upwards. 

Youth Challenge Award - similar in concept to the Youth Achievement Award, the Youth Challenge is aimed at young people between 11 and 13 years, though it can also be appropriate for older age groups, especially those with learning difficulties.

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The awards are an innovative approach to recognising and accrediting young people's achievements, not only within a variety of community settings that take place outside their school time such as volunteering, youth work, active citizenship, sports, drama and music.

The Awards are inclusive and suitable for young people with a wide range of abilities and interests. They are easy to use and incorporate into your existing or planned activities.

Last updated: 15 March 2021 12:39:20

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