2018 Winner Stories

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The Voice Award - Sidney

Nominated by his SENCO, one of our winners of The Voice Award, Sidney was put forward for improving his communication skills through sign language. He also manages to warm the hearts of everyone he meets.


Thinking of nominating someone for The Voice Award? We'd love to hear about children and young people who have found communicating difficult. Maybe they're working through elective mutism, maybe they have autism or are a newly arrived refugee with limited English..

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The Spark Award - Victoria

Nominated by her social worker, Victoria  was one of our winners of the Spark Award last year. Despite a number of conditions which affect her physical mobility and sight, Victoria was able to advocate for herself in meetings to help adults find the right school for her, allowing her to progress in her learning.


Thinking of nominating someone for The Spark Award? We'd love to hear about children and young people who may have dyslexia, dyscalculia, or other conditions which can affect learning confidence.

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The Path Award - Jack

Nominated by his Mum, Jack was one of our Path Award winners last year for his inspiring journey in overcoming his dislike of school. It took Jack a long time, and several different settings, before he felt able to settle in school. And now, he's so confident and happy, he's recently been made a school prefect!


Thinking of nominating someone for The Path Award? We'd love to hear about children and young people who have struggled with a difficult start to life, some emotional barriers or anxieties. Perhaps they're a child currently in foster care who's beginning to settle into their new life? Perhaps despite finding school overwhelming at times, they're managing to improve their attendance?

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The Sensation Award - Georgie

Nominated by a family friend, Georgie was one of our Sensation Award winners last year. Inspiring us all with her relentless determination to overcome the physical challenges she faces, she was an Award winner for training to walk to school without her sticks.


Thinking of nominating someone for The Sensation Award? We'd love to hear about children and young people who have had or who currently have a physical difficulty or sensory sensitivity and who have been resilient or who have overcome so much.