Schools and colleges in Daventry and the surrounding villages are being urged to nominate pupils and teachers for a new award scheme celebrating their achievements.
The Daventry Young People Awards are being held as part of the town’s first Festival of Education, taking place at the iCon Innovation Centre on Saturday, October 10.
There are categories celebrating students’ academic achievements, community work, and enterprising or entrepreneurial skills, as well as an award recognising educational staff who go the extra mile to help pupils succeed.
Invitations to enter the awards have been sent to schools and colleges locally, with nominations encouraged in the four categories:
• Community Award, sponsored by Daventry Town Council
• Teacher Award, sponsored by Daventry District Council
• Enterprise Award, sponsored by Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership
• Outstanding Progress Award, sponsored by Northamptonshire County Council
Winners will be presented with their awards at the festival, which is being organised by local schools, colleges, councils and other organisations as part of the Daventry Schools Matter campaign.
Running from 10am to 1pm, the festival will boast a variety of interactive stands and fun activities to showcase the wide range of educational opportunities on offer in Daventry.
Schools and colleges are being encouraged to join in the festival by sharing their activities, specialisms and the talents of their students with visitors.
A new website has also been set up to promote the festival as well as the wider Daventry Schools Matter campaign at www.daventryschoolsmatter.com.
Ian Vincent, chief executive at Daventry District Council, said: “The Daventry Young People Awards aim to give recognition pupils achievements, as well as reward the teachers and support staff who work so hard to support and encourage them.
“We’ve been pleased with the positive response to our plans for the Festival of Education and I would urge schools and colleges to submit nominations for the awards so we can promote and celebrate their successes more widely.”