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Haringey Children in Care Education Achievement Awards 2008

Posted on 15 October 2008  - 12:00

The fifth annual Haringey Children

Haringey Children in Care Education Achievement Awards 2008

The fifth annual Haringey Children in Care Education Achievement Awards took place on last week at White Hart Lane.

This year, the awards event is part of the To Care Is To Do project - the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation's 3-year education programme run in partnership with the Premier League, the PFA Community Fund, and Haringey Council.

The event was held to acknowledge and celebrate the educational achievements and successes of Haringey's Children in Care aged 11 - 16, with a view to raising the educational attainment and aspirations of these young people.

Cllr Liz Santry, Cabinet Member for Children & Young People, said, "It's wonderful to be able to give these young people recognition for their hard work and efforts over the last year.

"We are very pleased to be working in partnership with Tottenham Hotspur on the To Care is to Do project which supports vulnerable young people in the borough."

Also present at the ceremony was the captain of our Academy side, Steven Caulker (pictured right), along with the Club's football freestyler Billy Wingrove.

The pair took part in a signing session with the young people in attendance, before Billy performed his amazing array of football skills and tricks.

Steven, 16, said: "I was delighted to attend the ceremony and meet these young people who have achieved in the face of adversity. It's great that the Club supports events like this."

Nominations have been made for over 130 young people who are currently placed in care placements across the country.

These nominations have come from social workers, teachers, foster carers and key workers. The young people invited to attend the event include those who have achieved GCSEs over the past academic year. There have been year on year improvements in GCSE results.