Education awards: Let’s celebrate our young people

Last year's education awards finalists
Last year's education awards finalists

Northamptonshire Newspapers has teamed up with the county council to celebrate the achievements of our young people.

We are asking people to nominate young people for the Northamptonshire Newspapers Education Awards and Northamptonshire County Council’s Youth Ambition Awards.

We want readers, school teachers, pupils, group leaders and parents and guardians to nominate a special individual, group or school in the annual awards.

Northants Telegraph editor Neil Pickford said: “This is a great way to shine the spotlight on children and schools which are working hard and doing great things, and to give them the recognition they deserve.”

Cllr Andrew Grant, cabinet member for children, learning and skills, said: “We’re really pleased to be working with Northamptonshire Newspapers Education Awards to add an extra dimension to this year’s awards. The Youth Ambition Awards are the council’s way of celebrating the fantastic achievements of the county’s young people.

“We want to hear about the young people who inspire others. We want to hear about the young apprentices who are really making their mark and about the work of our talented young artists.”

There are various categories in both awards, including Primary and Secondary School Project of the Year, Headteacher’s Choice and the Unsung Hero Award in the education awards. Last year’s Unsung Hero award was won by the staff in student reception at Montsaye Academy in Rothwell last year. One of the staff, Anna Hunt, said: “We didn’t expect to win, it was brilliant.”

Categories in the Youth Ambition Awards include Young Apprentice of the Year and Young Role Model of the Year.

To nominate someone or for more details email

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Park Inn, Northampton, on Thursday, July 4.