LEAP NEWS - Celebrating with our Parent Champions
We were excited to host our first Parent Champion Celebration Event and awards ceremony on the 11th December 2015 at the Karibu Education Centre in Brixton.
The event was a great way to celebrate the accomplishments of our Parent Champions, thank our parent volunteers, and look forward to future opportunities working with other local parents, members of the voluntary sector and professionals in the LEAP area.
The day started with a range of activities for parents and their families, including hand massages, a family portrait shoot, photo frame decoration, and face painting – which was enjoyed by grown-ups as well as their children!
Everyone then took their seats for the awards ceremony. Anna Feuchtwang, Chief Executive of the National Children’s Bureau, presented certificates of achievement to each of our recently qualified Parent Champions alongside Laura McFarlane, LEAP’s Director. It was fantastic to see our inspirational parents up on stage to accept their awards - we were very proud!
After the ceremony, we dusted off our vocal cords with Shilpa from My Heart Sings who held a community singing workshop. We probably won’t be auditioning for the X-Factor any time soon, but it was a fun and memorable way to end a brilliant day!
Our Parent Champion Celebration Event will be held annually at the end of each year. For more information on the programme and how to get involved, click here.
To see the full set of photos from the event, visit our gallery.