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Posted at 11:17 am on 27th February, 2020

Power2 Programme Award

More than 250 young people and their families attended the Power2 Graduation and Awards ceremony for the North West, at Parrs Wood High School in East Didsbury.   The evening was a celebration of everything the Teens and Toddlers and Power2 Be Active participants had achieved in the last year.

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Wellacre students joined the event to celebrate their achievements and receive certificates for their work as part of the Teens and Toddlers programme, in association with Delamere School.

The project took place during 2018-19, with each student paired with a child in either Nursery or Reception.  They shadowed them with the purpose of offering assistance, at lunchtime for example, or taking part in play sessions.  The students went every Wednesday to work with both the staff and students at Delamere School.

Power2’s CEO Julie Randles welcomed everyone to the event, while special awards were presented for the Young Mentor of the Year, the Social Action Hero’s Outstanding Group of the Year and the School Partnerships of the Year.

At the awards evening, Wellacre students were overjoyed to be presented with The Social Action Hero’s Outstanding Group of the Year 2019, sponsored by Young Manchester for their outstanding attitude and dedication:

The award was presented to the group, which showed the greatest engagement with and commitment to the Power2 programme.  Well done to Year 11 students Alex, Bradley, Connor, Nate, Rio and Ryan and Year 10 students Jacob, Joshua and Dylan.

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Wellacre students, Dylan and Connor, attended to accept the award with their proud families.   Dylan said:

“We won the award because we were hardworking and dedicated to improving ourselves  as students, we became more confident and responsible through working with the children at Delamere.”

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Power2’s Programme Lead, Kaine Clark said:

“When we first started Teens and Toddlers at Wellacre, we met a group of lads that didn’t really warm to the idea of going to a nursery and becoming mentors. But when it came to starting the mentoring they blew the nursery staff away! They instantly got stuck in and started to build fantastic bonds with their toddlers and it was great to see them letting their guards down and being themselves.

"Over the course of the project, the boys matured both during the programme sessions and around school.  I am extremely proud of these young men and everything they have achieved on the programme."

Wellacre Principal, Miss Wicks, said:

“This is an amazing achievement for this group of students and demonstrates how, by taking advantage of every opportunity on offer, students can achieve their full potential.”