Awards day 2019
It’s safe to say that this year is flying by in the blink of an eye. It doesn't seem like that long ago since we had our last awards day but last weekend marked a year since the first event. We met again to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our young people. Our awards days are very much a family event. Foster care is not just about carers and ‘foster kids’ but the support of a whole family. We will always make sure that we extend our invitation not just to those who may be in the family home but to those who are important to our young people.
We had several categories in which kids were invited up to accept their certificates. In each category, there was an overall winner for one young person who had particularly excelled in this area. They were then awarded a special trophy.
I’d be lying if I said that the kids enjoyed receiving the certificate’s more than the hundreds of balloons available. Balloons became like trading cards, “Swap you this light up one for your two heliums”. So next year we’re gonna scrap all the planning and just fill a room full of balloons!