Now in its sixteenth year, the awards is a great way to showcase and celebrate the many endeavours carried out by young people in our communities. By participating in activities within school and the wider community, young people gain the experience to develop the skills to cope with life and the challenges which it brings.
These awards recognise young people aged 18 years and under who live in Shropshire and have demonstrated commitment to citizenship through various activities, either as an individual or as part of a group. Parents, guardians, group leaders and teachers will join nominees on the evening to receive a personalised certificate which will be presented by myself. There will then be overall winners for the education authorities of both Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin who will be presented with a shield to keep at their school/college for the year.
Outstanding Young Citizens come in many guises and below are a few examples of previous nominee’s work. It is not an exhaustive list and nominations will of course be accepted for other activities:
- fund-raising and charity events
- peer monitoring or youth work
- community radio and newsletters
- conservation volunteer activities
- recycling and debates on environment issues
- projects to improve the school or local neighbourhood
- caring on a regular basis
- interpreting English
- managing family finances
- enterprise projects and work experience
- serving on school or youth council
- writing to an MP or newspaper
- mock parliaments or elections and campaigns or debates about political issues
- international exchanges
- activities to do with consumer or legal issues
I welcome and encourage all schools, colleges, youth groups and related organisations throughout Shropshire and the Borough of Telford & Wrekin to nominate their young people whose permanent residence is in the county and who go above and beyond for their community, charity, family or friends.
This year the awards are being organised on behalf of The High Sheriff of Shropshire by Shrewsbury Colleges Group.
Nominations should be submitted online using the link below between Tuesday 01 September 2020 and Thursday 25 February 2021
The awards night will be held on Thursday 18 March 2021 at 6.00pm, at Shrewsbury Colleges Group’s London Road Campus.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Ruth Blackhurst at Shrewsbury Colleges Group email@example.com or telephone 01743 342662 in the first instance.
I do hope that your organisation will take part in recognising the excellent work of the next generation.