Education Convener congratulates Children and Families award-winners

The 2013 Children and Families Achievement Awards were held at the Assembly Rooms on George Street on Wednesday 27 November, hosted jointly by Councillor Paul Godzik, Education Convener and TV presenter Grant Lauchlan.  

Cllr Godzik said: "I am incredibly impressed by the high standard of entries to this year’s awards and it was a privilege to be able to reward projects making such an impact on their local community.

"It is particularly important to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of those helping improve the lives of young people in Edinburgh – all those nominated deserve a huge well done for their commitment to making the city a better place for everyone."

Among the winners was Andy Jeffries, Service Manager for Children's Practice Teams, who received the Director's Award for Outstanding Achievement. Director Gillian Tee said: "No one has made a greter individual contribution to protecting children in Edinburgh than Andy Jeffries."

The Convener's Award for Outstanding Achievement was won by CLD West Edinburgh for their Rwanda Youth Exchange project. Cllr Godzik said of the project: "An invaluable and exciting opportunity for young people to experience a radically different way of life, to develop empathy for others and, at the same time, learn a great deal about themselves."

To see details of all the Achievement Awards winners and nominees, download the 2013 awards booklet.

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