Kids Count Awards 2017
Winner of the Member’s of Parliament ‘Inspire the house’ best community group award at the Kids Count Awards. Kids Count are a fantastic national charity who aim to give young people a voice and a brighter future to help young people overcome disadvantages by listening, encouraging and promoting self-help. Each year the Kids Count Inspiration Awards Ceremony is held on the Terrace at the House of Commons, and this year it was their 10th anniversary. This prestigious event provides the winners with an opportunity to visit the House and meet Ministers, MP’s and various celebrities, who present the awards. We were presented our award by Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening. It was a great opportunity for some of our students to visit the Houses of Parliament and to meet lots of important politicians.
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[quote] The World Heart Beat Music Academy is marked out by the standards that they encourage the children and young people to achieve and the way in which it is done. Children and young people truly learn to understand music and excel at it. For many children who get to benefit from World Heart Beat Music Academy it proves to be an experience that opens up not only their creativity, but life more generally. Once I walked by Putney Arts Theatre and could hear beautiful music coming from it-I was amazed to walk in and see children playing the instruments. The talent of these young people is exceptional.”Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Education.
[quote]”Thousands of congratulations and thank you’s on the success of last night’s Awards Ceremony. It was such a lovely evening and so inspiring and moving to see the range of the talented and dedicated young people that so richly deserved their awards, and it was a great opportunity for the children who attended, they had a fantastic time. On behalf of all of us at World Heart Beat, we are so honoured and touched to have received the ‘Inspire the House, Most Inspirational Community Group” and to feel that we are part and parcel of the unbelievably important and valuable work that Kids Count advocates, manifests and stands for and hugely grateful to have been recognised for all our hard work and beautiful community who make the World Heart Beat such an exciting and supportive environment for young people to grow and prosper. A final thanks to Rt Hon.Justine Greening MP and to Rt Hon. Nigel Evans MP. We are already looking forward to taking up his kind invitation to show the kids around the house when its in session.”
Sahana Gero MBE