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Leeds' Grammar School Named An Outstanding School Of The Year At Nspcc Childhood Champion Awards
The NSPCC’s Childhood Champion Awards have shone a spotlight on the charity’s unsung heroes who support its work.

The awards, which launched in 2016 and run every two years, recognise the valuable contribution of the NSPCC’s outstanding volunteers and celebrate those who go the extra mile.

The Grammar School at Leeds was named one of the Outstanding Schools of the Year at a ceremony at Banking Hall, London and received a certificate signed by HRH The Countess Of Wessex, the NSPCC’s patron.

The event also featured presentations by Peter Wanless, CEO of the NSPCC; Dame Esther Rantzen, Founder of Childline and Trustee; and Mark Wood, Chairman of the NSPCC.

There were 12 award categories which honoured the commitment, creativity and contribution of NSPCC volunteers:

Outstanding Achievement of the Year
Outstanding Young Volunteer of the Year
Schools Volunteer of the Year
Childline Volunteer of the Year
Children’s Services Volunteer of the Year
Employee Volunteer of the Year
Event Volunteer of the Year
Community Volunteer of the Year
School of the Year
Branch of the Year
Corporate Partner of the Year
Volunteer Leader of the year

The Grammar School at Leeds was awarded for the junior pupils’ amazing fundraising efforts, they organised a spelling championship which raised an incredible £7247.13 for the NSPCC after being inspired by a 'Speak Out Stay Safe' assembly.

Tom Weaver, Assistant Head of the Junior School, said: “Thank you for this award, which will mean so much to our pupils as recognition for their magnificent fundraising effort. We were very proud of their hard work practising their spellings and finding sponsors, all motivated by their desire to raise funds to help other children.”

Liane Smith, Head of Volunteering at the NSPCC explained: “We have around 11,000 volunteers across the NSPCC – incredible people who are committed to sharing their passion, skills and time.

“Without all of our amazing volunteers we simply wouldn’t be able to achieve what we do for children and we’re thankful for what each and every single one of them is able to give.”

There are many ways to support the work of the NSPCC – for example by volunteering to help teach children about the signs of abuse through the Speak Out Stay Safe service, volunteering for Childline or taking part in an NSPCC event.

To find out more about what you can do, visit nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do.

Leeds' Grammar School Named An Outstanding School Of The Year At Nspcc Childhood Champion Awards, 6th June 2018, 15:03 PM