The awards were presented to children nominated for values each school holds in high regard. Henry Adams estate agency sponsored the awards and presented engraved trophies to the winning children in each school, ranging from Haslemere to Chichester.
Kevin Daymond of Henry Adams in Selsey, said, “It was a privilege to present this award to Ieva at Medmerry Primary School. Her teachers explained that Ieva has shown a can-do attitude, respectfulness, friendliness, and enthusiasm, along with working very hard. This is seriously impressive and I think there’s a very bright future ahead for Ieva - as well as for all the other amazing children who achieved these special awards.”
Dee Tickner, community liaison co-ordinator at Henry Adams, organised the awards presentations at the 14 local schools taking part.
Dee said, “The schools nominated the children for character values rather than academic or sporting achievements which are often separately celebrated.
"At Henry Adams, we endeavour to bring our values such as teamwork and dedication, so we wanted to celebrate the importance of positive characteristics with some of the younger members of our communities.
“Well done from all of us at Henry Adams to all the winners, it’s inspiring to see the fantastic young people in our communities and thank you to all of the schools taking part.
"We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating so many wonderful values with you.”
Each school taking part was invited to select one child who demonstrated values such as teamwork, perseverance and enthusiasm.
The trophies were then awarded to the nominated child as part of a special assembly at each school.
George at St Mary’s Catholic Primary, Bognor Regis for his can-do attitude and helpfulness
Ieva at Medmerry Primary, Selsey for her can-do attitude, respectfulness, friendliness, enthusiasm and being so hardworking
Charlotte at Walberton & Binsted CE Primary for her dedication and commitment
Further schools with worthy winners include:
Billingshurst Primary School
East Wittering Community Primary
St James’ CE Primary, Emsworth
Camelsdale Primary, Haslemere
Easebourne CE Primary, Midhurst
Midhurst CE Primary
Sheet Primary, Petersfield
Steep CE Primary, Petersfield
The March CE Primary, Chichester
Chichester Free School