Blackburn with Darwen Celebration of Achievement


MC Zani

A celebration of achievement ceremony was held at King George’s Hall to award young people who are living in care in Blackburn with Darwen.

The ceremony takes place every year to highlight achievements and progress of the youngsters. Children were nominated for awards by schools, social workers and carers in the categories of academic achievement or progress, attendance, behaviour, sport, music/the arts and making a positive contribution.

UK Beatbox champion, MC Zani from The Beatbox Collective, was on hard to help present awards and perform on the night.

Blackburn Central High School student Lela received an awarded after being nominated by her teacher Mrs Sillitoe. Mrs Sillitoe supported her nomination of Lela with many examples of her academic achievement and progress:

“Lela should be recognised for her personal attributes that have helped her succeed in difficult circumstances. Lela been proactive in seeking help with her studies and academically has met or exceeded her targets in ALL subjects. Lela’s behaviour record has been impeccable, and whilst acting as a role model, her sensible and mature outlook has been adopted to allow her friendship group to also benefit from outstanding behaviour records.

Lela shows good or outstanding effort in all her subjects, and has made excellent progress, particularly in English and Spanish. Further, her participation in voluntary after-school enrichment activities, such as the VOICE group, has increased her self-confidence and helped to develop her social interaction skills.

I believe Lela should be commended for her performance and conduct in school that has made a positive contribution to the relationships she has at home, in school and has made us all proud!”

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