Gorse Covert Community Centre played host to an award ceremony to recognise the achievement of children and teenagers who have completed stage one of the Adventure Service Challenge Scheme.
The scheme is coordinated by well-known local organisation Above and Beyond. It recognises the achievements of young people across the disciplines of emergencies, health, cooking, service, local people, the living world and crafts.
There were two groups who were recognised at the ceremony. A junior group of primary school age children, and a senior group of older teenagers, many of whom who had assisted the younger children to achieve their certificates.
Stuart Brady, Labour candidate to be Loughborough’s next MP was invited along to present the awards.
Stuart said, “this is just one part of the brilliant work being done by Above and Beyond for the benefit of our area’s young people. I recognise from my youth that many of the most important skills come from experiences outside of the classroom. It is fantastic that the young people of Loughborough are being given the opportunity to demonstrate skills in this way. And most importantly, I know that Colin and his team always make sure that it is good fun for all involved.”
Colin Laws from Above and Beyond said “the award scheme is a fantastic way for the children and young people to develop skills and show what they can do. It allows us to be responsive to the individual child and their interests. All of the children and young people have done brilliantly and deserve to be recognised. We look forward to working with them as they develop through the stages.”