Just Enough Children's Award 2019

Posted by iChild, February 06, 2019 10:14 AM

By Just Enough

This week marks the launch of education activist Just Enough’s Children’s Award. They are looking for head teachers to enter pupils into the competition. Across the UK Just Enough has reached over 33,000 children through their workshops but any child who has done something extraordinary in their community is eligible for the award. Just Enough takes a unique approach to educating primary school children on the challenging social issues the next generation are growing up with.

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The organisation goes in to primary schools and runs workshops on topics including: Modern Slavery, Hate Crime, County Lines, Anti Radicalisation and Knife Crime. They help schools and young people to understand and tackle these challenging social issues which you might not typically associate with primary education. The workshops make the content relevant to primary age children by linking it to classic films such as 'Oliver Twist' and 'Aladdin', whilst maintaining the integrity and sensitivity that these issues need.

Right now, Just Enough are looking for children aged 4-12 from across the UK to be nominated for the first of its kind Children’s Award. Every day children across the area undertake amazing, selfless acts. The organisation, who has run more than 1,100 workshops at primary schools up and down the nation on challenging social issues – reaching 33,660 children so far - will award a child with a £1,000 cash prize.

Just Enough is encouraging teachers to nominate pupils in their school who have done something amazing. From caring for a sick loved one to charity fundraising or standing up for what they believe in – the award will go to an inspiring child whose amazing acts are helping to support their community. Applicants do not need to have attended a Just Enough workshop but must be nominated by a school teacher for this national competition by Friday 28 February.

Just Enough recognises children are the future and speaks to them – in language they understand - about real world issues that will impact their futures. Phil Knight, CEO and Founder, says: “At Just Enough we see remarkable children every day in our workshops. They do a brilliant job of understanding matters some of the world’s biggest politicians are yet to sort out! We also see so many examples of children undertaking kind and generous acts – not for reward or recognition but because they want to. We want to celebrate those who have been quietly making others’ lives better and inspire others to follow in their footsteps.”

Finalists will be announced in March before the winner is revealed in April. The winner of the award will receive a trophy and a cash prize of £1,000. A dream trip, a treat for their classmates, or banking it for future – the cash prize can be used however the child wishes to. Just Enough will be checking back in a year to see how they choose to spend the money! Do you know an inspiring pupil, aged 4-12 years old, who goes the extra mile to put a smile on the faces of others? If so, ensure they are nominated for the inaugural Just Enough Children Award 2019. Visit: https://www.justenoughgroup.org/childrens-award/.

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