Prize winners suited and booted visited the capital for our awards ceremony 2013
Our annual School’s Competition Prize Giving Ceremony at the Marriot Hotel in Cardiff saw over 100 young people from all over Wales enjoy a day full of entertainment and rewards at our Oscar style awards.
The children were joined by well known TV personalities Alex Winters and Lisa Rogers as well as Sports Stars from Cardiff City FC, the Ospreys and Newport Gwent Dragons.
The players and special guests handed out fantastic prizes to the winners at the ceremony for their outstanding achievements that included an award, certificate, amazon vouchers, kindles, Welsh football match tickets and the opportunity to watch the Welsh rugby team train along with a goodie bag.
The day began with a cocktail reception where the young people had the chance to view all the entries this year and have some entertainment that included a circus act and balloon artist.
Once all the prize winners and guests were seated in the impressive suite they had the luxury of having a two course meal while being entertained by the circus act and balloon artist.
After food the Ceremony began with Alex and Lisa introducing an excellent dance group made up of pupils from Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School in Barry to open the show.
This was followed by an Oscar style ceremony that showcased the amazing work of the winners and runners that brought a tear to many in the room including presenter Lisa Rogers.
Ash has broken 8 World Records with his football tricks as well as performing all over the world and appearing on TV adverts with players such as Lionel Messi!
World famous basketball freestyler Tom ‘Conman’ Conners has been the 3rd best basketball freestyler in the world for the past 3 years! And like Ash has appeared on lots of TV shows as well as helping TV personality Graham Norton spin a basketball on his finger!
Both had the audience invovled and on the edge of their seat throughout the performance and everyone gave a huge applaud at the end.
After receiving their prizes the young people were able to get a photograph as well as an autograph from the sports stars which led to them all going away with big smiles on their faces.
Mairead, from Ysgol Glan Clwyd was part of the team that won an award for best media production said: “It was amazing! Im so so happy! We won! And there were photographers and people asking us for interviews and stuff, we had the best time ever!
The overall prize was won by Kayleigh Griffiths from Tonypany Youth Centre for her emotional poem on racism named “From a footballers view”.
Show Racism the Red Card Wales would like to thank all of their sponsors who helped made this event possible and of course all the prize winners for their superb efforts in combatting racism in a positive way.
The competition was funded and supported by, the Welsh Government, Big Lottery, Simpson Millar, NUT, Football Association of Wales and the Welsh Rugby Union.
To view all the entries from this year’s competition click HERE
To view the winning media entry click HERE
To listen to the media song entry click HERE
For more information about our school competition visit the competition page HERE