A celebration of those pupils who achieve the best school attendance and behaviour
Nottingham City Council hosted the Lord Mayor's Awards for Schools on Thursday 9 July 2015.
Taking place at the Albany Suite of the Britannia Hotel in the City Centre, the awards celebrated the achievements of our amazing pupils - and featured games, activities, music, refreshments and performances by pupils. This is the City Council's way of saying 'thank you' for the hard work and dedication this academic year.
Every primary and secondary school in the City was asked to select two pupils to attend. Each pupil received a certificate and had their photograph taken with the Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Cllr Jackie Morris.
The photos are free for schools to use and share with parents.
Building on a successful event last year, the Awards this year recognised both good attendance and good behaviour.
Cllr Sam Webster, Portfolio Holder for Schools, said: "It's important that we recognise and reward good attendance and behaviour in our schools. By holding the Lord Mayor's Awards, the City Council has an opportunity to say thank you to those pupils who have worked hard to be in school every day.
"We know that our different approaches to attendance are working - we get tough when it's needed, but we also take time to show our pupils how proud we are of their achievements. Every child who attends our Awards is a winner.
"Nottingham was the most improved local authority in attendance in the latest figures from the Department for Education. It's important that we continue to build on this momentum."
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