Published: Monday, 29th November 2021

Achievements of Royal Greenwich’s children in care have been honoured at a special afternoon tea hosted by the Mayor of Royal Greenwich. 

The annual awards event returned following a year off due to the pandemic, so there was twice as much to celebrate! 

A total of 11 inspirational young people were praised for their incredible schoolwork throughout the last two academic years.  

Councillor Denise Hyland, the Mayor of Royal Greenwich, welcomed winners and their guests to the Town Hall before showing them around the historic building – including a trip to the council chamber.  

Each young person was also presented with an award, certificate, trophy and medal to recognise their hard work.  

Cllr Hyland said: “It’s always a pleasure to meet young people in our borough, and I was delighted to take part in the celebration at our Children in Care Awards.  

“As Mayor, and as a corporate parent, it was a proud moment for me to hear the inspirational stories of our children in care and congratulate them for their all their incredible achievements.” 

The categories included:  

  • Outstanding young adult of the year 

  • Outstanding educational achievement 

  • Sports personality of the year 

  • Developing resilience and maturity 

  • Embracing change and opportunity 

  • Outstanding achievement in the arts 

Councillor Matt Morrow, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, added: “These young people have overcome significant adversity in their life, and their hard work and dedication to learning should rightly be celebrated.  

“I am constantly inspired by children in our care, who all show maturity and understanding beyond their years.  

“This year’s winners and nominees should feel so proud of all they have accomplished, the pandemic has been testing for us all, so their achievements are all the more impressive. Well done!” 

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