Monday, September 17th, 2012 posted by Minuche
Number 11 Downing Street hosted a celebration event, organised by Nacro, for our 2011 winners. Young people from across England, Wales and Scotland travelled to meet Frances Lawrence and those involved in the awards to celebrate their success together. Other attendees included George Osborne, Michael Gove, Michael Howard, David Blunkett and The Duchess of Kent.
Thanks to all who attended. The afternoon included a presentation of certificates, a showcase of videos from each project and speeches from Frances Lawrence, Nacro, the PLAnet past winners, Lord Howard and Michael Gove.
This year’s winners
- Just Ask Nottingham (Nottingham)
- Mentality (Bristol)
- Reclaim Our Name (Manchester)
- Vale Youth Speak Up (Barry, Wales)
- Voices Against Violence (Scotland)
- Young Citizens (Lewisham, London)
- Border Arts & Castlederg Youth Forum (Northern Ireland)
- Truth About Youth North East (Gateshead)
Speaking at the event Frances Lawrence said:
“The Philip Lawrence Awards began fifteen years ago and I am still inspired and humbled by the determination of our winners to confront cutting-edge problems in their communities and by their imaginative solutions. Whatever their personal history, these young people work together in a spirit of unity to truly transform other people’s lives. It’s been a significant day in the history of the Awards and I’m indebted to all those who made it possible.”
This event marks the end of the 2011-12 Awards. Here at PLAnet we are now going to take stock of our work on the Awards and, with the support of government and Nacro’s partners in the Youth Justice Board and NASUWT teaching union, for 2013.
Members from our 2011 winning projects met at a special residential weekend, as part of their prize
Friday, July 20th, 2012 posted by Minuche
From Cardiff to Edinburgh, PLAnet celebrates with winning groups
Thursday, March 29th, 2012 posted by Amy Hanson
Fifteen years into the Philip Lawrence Awards we want to hear how being involved in PLAnet has impacted on you, your project and your community. Has it made a difference to your life? Has it helped your community to come together? Thoughts please to Amy Hanson, Nacro Press Officer, at email@example.com or leave a comment [...]
Monday, January 30th, 2012 posted by Minuche
The Philip Lawrence Awards 2011 winners are: • Just Ask Nottingham (Nottingham) • Mentality (Bristol) • Reclaim Our Name (Manchester) • Vale Youth Speak Up (Barry, Wales) • Voice Against Violence (Scotland) • Young Citizens (Lewisham, London) Highly commended: • Border Arts and Castlederg Youth Forum (Northern Ireland) • Truth About Youth North East (Gateshead) [...]
Thursday, January 26th, 2012 (1) posted by Minuche
Past winners of the Philip Lawrence Awards joined the 2011 judging panel at the Home Office last week to run the rule over this years’ nominations. Frances Lawrence joined the judging panel chaired by Sir Trevor McDonald OBE, to chose the shortlist of projects up for awards. Past winners joined the experts to judge the [...]
Thursday, December 15th, 2011 posted by lucaswhitehead
With just 10 days until nominations for this year’s Philip Lawrence Awards close on 7th November we thought we’d highlight a few projects putting themselves in the running. We’ve had inspirational projects from all over the country, and tackling a diverse range of issues. Below are a selection of the contenders. Peacock Youth Academy, East London [...]
Thursday, October 27th, 2011 posted by lucaswhitehead
We’ve freshened up the PLAnet website by making it really easy to share and comment on projects via Facebook and Twitter.
Monday, September 12th, 2011 posted by lucaswhitehead
Celebrate the difference that young people are making in your community and nominate a project now for the 2011 Philip Lawrence Awards.
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 (1) posted by Minuche
This year, the Awards will focus on young people leaving prison and improving high-crime areas
Monday, June 20th, 2011 posted by Minuche