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Benoit rewards inspirational teenagers

Posted on 14 October 2011  - 12:00

More than 70 young people received their Educational Achievement Awards from Benoit Assou-Ekotto at a special ceremony at White Hart Lane as part of a joint initiative between Haringey Council and the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.

More than 70 young people received their Educational Achievement Awards from Benoit Assou-Ekotto at a special ceremony at White Hart Lane as part of a joint initiative between Haringey Council and the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.

The inspirational teenagers from Haringey received awards for achievements at school or contributions to their local community as part of the initiative.

All of the 12-16 year-olds are youngsters who have been in the care of Haringey Council - and have taken advantage of opportunities to further their education or learn new skills that will benefit both themselves and others.

Awards were presented to young people for their work in four key areas - Being an asset to school and the local community; Academic achievement; GCSE achievement award and Engagement with culture and leisure activities. Outstanding achievement awards were also presented on the evening.

Benoit said: "It was an honour for me to present these Awards. I understand the difficulties the young people have had in their lives, which makes their achievements in school even more impressive. I think it is important that the Club continues to work with these young people to give them the best possible chance of success in the future."

Also presented on the evening was the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation Award for continued hard work of an individual across various Foundation projects.