More than 600 young people across Richmond were honoured for their achievements last week at the Celebration of Achievement Awards.

Primary and secondary schools in Richmond attended York House to celebrate the accomplishments of young people who are currently in the care-system.

The awards were placed into eight categories which included personal development and skill, positive attitude, service to the community, overcoming adversity, sports; arts, attendance, attainment and progress.

Cllr Nancy Baldwin, Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, said: “It is incredibly inspiring to see hundreds of young people nominated for their achievements. Our children in care and care leavers are remarkable people and I am thrilled to have been a part of celebrating their successes.

"Thank you to the people who work tirelessly to provide the support and opportunity for our young people to thrive and fulfil their potential.”

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The Awards were organised by Achieving for Children (AfC) - a not-for-profit community interest company that is jointly-owned by three councils (Richmond, Kingston and Windsor & Maidenhead) to deliver social care and educational services for children across the boroughs.

There were up to five winners in each of the different categories at both ceremonies.

Primary school winners received a certificate and book voucher from the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames.