Arriva awards local children in fifth year of Knowlsey Citizenship Awards
More than 40 Knowsley schoolchildren had their good citizenship recognised and rewarded at a special ceremony held at Aintree Racecourse on Thursday 21 June.
Arriva is working with the Foundation for Citizenship at Liverpool John Moores University, to identify young people who are shining lights in their local community. Their achievements range from sporting success to coping with serious illness and often reflect the support young people give to families and friends during difficult times.
Earlier this year, schools in Knowsley were invited by Liverpool John Moores Foundation for Citizenship and Arriva to nominate pupils who had shown great strength of character and proved themselves to be good citizens.
Lord David Alton, of Liverpool John Moores University’s Foundation for Citizenship, and Phil Stone, regional managing director of Arriva North West, presented the Awards to the children at a special ceremony. Julie Young, Knowsley Council’s Service Director for Learning & Young People’s Services, was also at the event, and also present was Councillor Norman Hogg, the Mayor of Knowsley.
Lord David Alton, Director of the Foundation for Citizenship at Liverpool John Moores University, said: “We’re delighted that Arriva has supported our Citizenship Awards scheme for twelve years now in Knowsley.”
Phil Stone commented: “All the children who are entered for these awards show tremendous strength and deserve all the recognition that this ceremony offers them. We are happy to show our support once again for this moving and inspiring event.”