This year the two Sleaford Rotary Clubs have joined forces in a joint project to hold an event in town to honour those children put forward by their respective schools to receive a ‘Children of Courage Award’.
Jim Duckett of the Rotary Club of Sleaford said: “Where similar events have taken place elsewhere in the country they have been an enormous success, well supported and need I add ‘tear jerking’ at times.”
An invitation has been sent out to local secondary schools outlining the criteria to be considered.
The award’s focus is to recognise and honour local senior school students who have faced life experiences of adversity and hardship, with extraordinary courage, tenacity, and fortitude.
Each award recipient must be a student in a school or college located in the Sleaford area.
The award is not intended to recognise students having the best records in academics, sports or attendance, instead to recognise students who have demonstrated courage, despite the odds.
Nominees will be notified by the teaching staff prior to the awards being presented by the Rotary District Governor, joined by local dignitaries.
The presentations will take place on Tuesday, April 21, in the Masonic Rooms, Watergate, Sleaford, commencing at 12.15pm.