Hartpury University and Hartpury College will sponsor the ‘Inspiring Learning’ category at the third annual No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Awards, held in association with Punchline-Gloucester.com.
The awards celebrate the organisations, groups, projects, events and activities that have supported families and children across the Cheltenham area during the past year. The NCLB Awards ran for the first time in 2019 and Hartpury previously sponsored the ‘Confident Girls’ category.
The NCLB project was established in 2018 following an assessment that around 4,400 children were living in poverty in Cheltenham. The analysis showed that, when compared to their more affluent peers, these children faced significant challenges such as poorer educational attainment, higher rates of school exclusion, and poorer mental and physical health.
NCLB works with partners to deliver training and education opportunities, host free events, and raise awareness of issues affecting children such as criminal exploitation and healthy eating. The organisation frequently links up with big national campaigns as well as supporting those locally with issues directly affecting the community.
The ‘Inspiring Learning’ category aims to support children and young people to develop a love of learning. Other categories at the 2023 event will include Going Green, Future Leaders, Business for Change, Physically Active, and Fun and Fulfilment.
Stuart Emmerson, Director of Business Development at Hartpury said: "It's our great privilege to sponsor the Inspiring Learning category. We're passionate about supporting children and young people to nurture aspirations and a love of learning through access to education and the opportunities they deserve."
The winners will be announced at the NCLB Awards ceremony on Thursday 26 January from 4pm-8pm.