Last week we celebrated the second SLP Star Awards grand finale at the beautiful setting of South Causey Inn. It was an unforgettable evening that saw our four schools come together to celebrate the hard work and achievements of some of our SLP children.
Teachers nominations opened in April with well into the hundreds being received. After a lot of deliberation, Headteachers selected winners and runners up who were announced in school assemblies in May.
This year’s Star Awards; hosted by our very own ringmaster, saw guests being entertained by a stilt walker, fire juggler, bubbleologist and acrobat at the celebration carnival.
The 2019 SLP Star Awards were extra special as we welcomed the children and families from Bloemfontein Primary School. Having joined us in July 2018, this was the first time they participated in the initiative.
Holly, Bloemfontein Primary School’s Above & Beyond winner said,
“I had seen the Star Awards last year and they looked amazing so everyone at school was really excited when we found out they were happening again, and we were taking part.
To be nominated and win was really exciting but tonight has just been amazing. I never expected it to be a real carnival with stilt walkers! I’ve had the best night ever.”
Enrichment opportunities such as the SLP Star Awards could not happen without the support of local businesses and Stanley Town Council. It is their financial contribution that allow us to make such projects so aspirational and engaging for all our children.
Cllr Les Timbey, Leader of Stanley Town Council said,
“Stanley Town Council are delighted to be able to be involved in the SLP Star Awards for a second year.
We know how hard all SLP children work, their determination and resilience is evident on a day to day basis. This initiative allows their teachers to acknowledge their efforts and celebrate together.
SLP offers their children some unique and inspirational enrichment opportunities and we as a town council, are honored to support them.”
Whilst the grand finale celebrates our first-place winners, it is only fitting that we congratulate all SLP children. Each and every one of them is a star in their own right and if we could have celebrated with everyone, we most certainly would have. Well done for a fantastic year and we look forward to celebrating next year at the 2020 SLP Star Awards!
To download the official photographs from the evening, click here: Star Awards photographs