An image of Dean Davis and Karen Okra holding the information packs.
Schoolchildren can now take part in the Lord Mayor's Award (L-R Dean Davis and Karen Okra).

Children meet with Lord Mayor at launch of new Lord Mayor’s Award

Schoolchildren from Hull have had a breakfast meeting with the Lord Mayor, celebrating the launch of the Lord Mayor’s Award.

A teacher and three schoolchildren from Stockwell Primary School, along with two young people and a youth worker from Route One Youth Centre met with the Lord Mayor at the Guildhall.

The meeting was held to discuss experiences of and broader use of the Lord Mayor’s Award.

The award is being made available to schools and youth groups to help young people learn, achieve and have fun.

It was developed by Dean Davis, Youth Worker Manager and youth worker Karen Okra as part of Black History Month. It was funded by a grant from Sir James Reckitt Charity and Hull City Council.

Three levels are available – bronze (ages 8-10), silver (ages 9-11) and gold (ages 11-12).

Children who take part will complete five sections on:

  • Service – Take positive action for the benefit of your community.
  • Skill – Discover new talents.
  • Physical – To get moving and become fitter and healthier.
  • Adventure – Discover more about yourself, others and the environment.
  • Windrush – Understand the Caribbean experience, from Windrush to now.

On completion, children will be awarded a certificate endorsed by the Lord Mayor.

Pauline Turner, the Director of Children and Family Services at Hull City Council said: “The launch of this award offers a great chance for children to learn, have fun and achieve. The Lord Mayor’s Award celebrates equality and diversity in the city, raises achievement and supports our communities.”

Waste outside a property in Hull.