Education activist Just Enough has launched a new Children’s Award.
The organisation is calling for nominations for this first of its kind prize. Who are they looking for? Children aged 4-12 from Edinburgh who have done something extraordinary in their community. The potential winners must be nominated by schoolteachers in the national competition by Friday 15 February 2019.
Just Enough, who have operated 24 workshops at Edinburgh primary schools on challenging social issues – reaching 720 children – will award of the nominees with a £1,000 cash prize.
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 of bravery or kindness are helping to support their community.
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.”
Just Enough speaks to children about real world issues that will impact their futures. The organisation goes in to primary schools and runs workshops on topics including modern slavery, hate crime, knife crime and anti-radicalisation, helping young people and their schools to understand and tackle these issues.
Finalists will be announced in March before the winner, who will also receive a trophy, is revealed in April. Just Enough suggest a dream trip, a treat for their classmates, or banking it for future but the cash prize can be used however the child wishes. After a year, Just Enough will contact the winner to find out how they choose to spend the money.
Just Enough is encouraging teachers up and down the country to nominate pupils in their school who have done something amazing. The nominated child must be in primary school, aged between 4 and 12 and the deadline for nominations is Friday 15 February.
Do you know an inspiring pupil who goes the extra mile to put a smile on the faces of others? If so, you can nominate them for the inaugural Just Enough Children Award 2019.