School Achievement Awards
A special awards ceremony for children and young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities was held at The Children’s Trust School on July 17, where learners were joined by family and friends to celebrate their achievements. Among those receiving certificates was 19-year-old Jamie Walden, form Sutton and 16-year old Lauren Hammond, from Kent who was born with Retts Syndrome. Lauren received her certificate for consistency working with the Eye gaze equipment. Maz Smith, Deputy Head Teacher of the school, added: “Our Achievement Awards ceremony is very important to us. It’s all about recognising the challenges that these children and young people face on a daily basis and rewarding their accomplishments. It’s wonderful to see the smiles on the children’s faces when they collect their awards, and impossible not to be moved by it. "These children and young people are an inspiration to all of us working at The Children’s Trust, and this is our opportunity to celebrate the achievements they made, no matter how big or small, over the year.” Photo caption: Jamie Walden showing off his certificate with his parents Rita and Dennis.