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Jubilee Awards 2017 13th July 2017 Centre News Awards

On Wednesday 12th July, the Jubilee Awards 2017 were held at the House of Lords to celebrate the winners of the Thank You Letter Awards and the Why Character Matters writing contest. Winners were joined by their families at the event, which was hosted by Lord James O’Shaughnessy.  This year, over 70,000 young people took part in the Thank You Letter Awards, which invited young people between the ages of 5 and 16 to write a letter thanking someone or something in their lives that they are grateful for. The Why Character Matters contest challenged university students to submit a piece of writing of no more than 500 words about why character matters to them.

Fifteen winners from the Thank You Letters Awards and five winners from the Why Character Matters contest were presented with their awards by Lord O’Shaughnessy.

The ceremony was introduced by Professor James Arthur and the winners were announced by Dr. Tom Harrison, Professor Kristján Kristjánsson and Aidan Thompson. The Centre also produced an awards programme which included excerpts from all the winning letters and the writing contest.

The Jubilee Awards winners are listed below:

Thank You Letter Awards

Yusuf Zaman – Year 1,  Penns Primary School, Sutton Coldfield

Mashal Solayman , Year 4, Beech Hill Primary School, Newcastle

Ranita Ariyibi - Year 4,  Broadford Primary School, Essex

Niroop Singh Nazran - Year 5, Nishkam Primary School, Birmingham

Ryan Claxton – Year 6, St Faiths Primary School, Norwich

Jayda Ogwulu Chriscasimir – Year 7, Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls

Emily Piper – Year 7, Hall Mead School, Essex

Thomas Visaya-Neville – Year 6, St Columba’s College, St Albans

Oran Lynch – Year 7, Broughton High School, Edinburgh

Yedam Kim – Year 7, University of Birmingham School, Birmingham

Mia Lewis – Year 7, Bishop Gore School, Swansea

Kimmy Shopland – Year 7, Lydiard Park Academy, Swindon

Evan Brewin – Year 8, Woking High School, Woking

Kane Whitehouse -  Year 9, Ninestiles Academy School, Birmingham

Pete Miller – Year 11, Langley School, Solihull

Why Character Matters Contest                               

Hollie Jones - University of Birmingham

David Elikwu - BPP Law School, London

Samuel Bartlett - University of Birmingham

Maria Anderson - University of Huddersfield

* You can read the winning entry from Hollie Jones on her blog page here

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