The Lord Mayor Councillor Mike Gibbons and the Lady Mayoress presented certificates and vouchers to Looked After Children in Bradford Schools at the event.
The awards were for successes in all areas of school and college activities including the Phonics Check, the end of Key Stage Assessments, GCSE passes and progress in FE and HE courses. There were also unique awards for individal pupil progress in many settings.
The nomination details of the pupils and young people were sent in by class teachers and schools. They were announced by Michael Jameson, Bradford Council's Strategic Director of Children's Services and by Julie Jenkins the Assistant Director for Children's
Specialist Services. The event was promoted by Linda Mason the new headteacher of the Virtual School for Looked After Children in Bradford and members of the Looked After Children Education Team.
A highlight of the ceremony was the 'personal reflections' of a talented young care leaver. She is a recent graduate from the University of Huddersfield and is currently employed in her first post within the National Health Service in a Bradford resource.
She spoke to the children and young people about her journey through education and care, remarking on the supportive part played by both teachers and social workers in encouraging her towards recent successes.
The event incuded photographs with the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, a light lunch and an expression of thanks to carers for their vital contribution to the work of teachers and schools in the Bradford District.