Children and young people took centre stage last Friday at the 2022 Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Award Ceremony at Grimsby Town Hall.
The ceremony was requested by local children and young people with SEND who wanted something positive and uplifting to represent local SEND.
The occasion was themed ‘a night at the movies’.
150 people from across the borough came together to celebrate the winners and join in the fun.
It was an exciting event for everyone. Guests enjoyed a local musical performance and movie-themed buffet.
There was some tough competition across 141 nominations. This is just a small snapshot of all the wonderful accomplishments, big and small, from people in our area.
The event was planned by the Young People’s Advisory Group (YPAG). This is a group of local children and young people with SEND from seven schools who meet online and take part in local projects.
Special guests included The Worshipful the Mayor of the Borough of North East Lincolnshire, Councillor Steve Beasant, Councillor Margaret Cracknell, Portfolio Holder for Children and young people at North East Lincolnshire Council, and ex-Grimsby Town Player Graham Rodger, Chief Executive Officer at Grimsby Town Sports and Education Trust.
They were joined by children and young people from local groups such as Youth Action and Green Influencers, to enjoy and present awards for deserving winners from across the borough.