Celebrating Bristol’s Young Heroes

Celebrating & Recognising Young People

We were delighted to attend the Bristol Young Heroes Awards at Wills Memorial Building, Bristol on Friday 13th April, together with thirteen of our NCS students from last summers programme. The Awards, which are organised by Community of Purpose, in partnership with Bristol City Council, celebrate and recognise the valuable contribution that young people make to the City of Bristol.

The Awards, which are in their fifth year, are a prestigious event and recognise young people across a whole range of categories; from Action Hero to Sporting Hero. Emma Britton BBC Radio Bristol and Kiki Douglas, the 2017 Action Hero Winner, hosted the Awards Ceremony. Awards were presented by celebrities including; Rob Law MBE, Mark Miller, (DIY SOS) Amy Williams MBE and Miles Chambers (Poet Laureate). Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, presented the Caring Hero, a category that he feels very strongly about.

We nominated four NCS Students for the exceptional contribution that they made during their social action projects, last summer and all of them were shortlisted in the Environmental Hero category. In addition to our shortlisted nominees, we invited and were delighted that so many of the young people from their respective NCS teams joined the celebrations.

Take a look at the overall Bristol Young Super Hero 2018 below:

Click here for the Learn by Design – NCS nominees!

The Night of the Awards

Commenting on the Awards, Geoff Parsons from Learn By Design said,

“It’s great for a City to recognise the achievements of young people at such a high profile event, it demonstrates the importance the City places on young people. Congratulations to all of our NCS graduates who joined us for the Awards, to all of the shortlisted candidates and all of the Award Winners, particularly Keanon Frost, who won Action Hero and Lily May Papworth, who won Learning Hero.”

See Community Purpose images here. See Learn by Design Flickr images here. 

Hannah Quick, NCS Partner Manager (Right) with NCS nominees