Children Pick Up Awards For Learning

5 July 2010, 10:44 | Updated: 5 July 2010, 10:46

Pompey Stars, which is funded by Portsmouth City Council, will be holding an awards night for children and their parents this Tuesday (6 July).


The event will take place at the Victory Lounge (Fratton Park) at 6.30pm, where 125 children from across the city will receive their Gold, Platinum or Sapphire Awards.  The children will be recognised for the amount of hours they attended on the Pompey Stars courses.

Eighty-nine children will receive their Gold award (120 hours of learning), 34 children will receive their Platinum award (200 hours of learning) and, for the first time, two children will receive their Sapphire award (350 hours of learning).

Pompey Stars offers children the opportunity to experience new and exciting activities.  There is something for everyone, including courses on making a TV advert, slimy science, Caribbean cookery and lots more. Courses run after-school, on Saturdays and during the school holidays.

This will be the first time Pompey Stars has presented the Sapphire award and Cllr Terry Hall, cabinet member for education, will be presenting them.

Cllr Terry Hall said:  “This will be a great night to celebrate the children’s excellent achievements.  They have put in a lot of effort and this should be rewarded.“Pompey Stars is a great way for children to get involved in exciting activities that they might not be able to otherwise.  I’m sure the night will be a joyous occasion.”