Published on 15th January 2020

Finalist logo for NCLB

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) awards’ judges have now narrowed down the nominations to a selection of finalists for the upcoming awards ceremony.

The lucky award winners will be announced during the invite only ceremony - which aims to shine a light on projects that have made a real difference to local children and young people – hosted by BBC Radio Gloucestershire presenter Nicky Price and singer and entertainer Camilla Lewington on Thursday 30 January 2020 at Cheltenham Town Hall. 

The finalists:

#OurTown - Understanding what child poverty is and how it affects our town

#PositiveRelationships - Discovering the importance of having good relationships and being kind

#ConfidentGirls - Tackling issues affecting girls, including period poverty and self-esteem 

#StrongFamilies - Building happy and resilient families

#CelebratingChildhood - Uniting to celebrate the triumphs and talents of our children

#AmbitiousCareers - Inspiring children to aim high and achieve their potential

#PhysicallyActive - Children and families across the town coming together to get moving

#FunandFulfilment - Helping children find their strengths and passions

#InnovativeEducation - Cheltenham launches a restorative approach to education

#GoodMentalHealth - Finding ways for families to reduce anxiety and have better mental health

#AchievingBoys - Tackling issues affecting boys, including education and criminal exploitation

#EatingWell - Helping families to eat well on a budget

Cllr Flo Clucas, cabinet member for healthy lifestyles, said: “The No Child Left Behind awards has been developed to celebrate the achievement of groups and organisations who are giving children and young people opportunities to thrive. This year has seen over 50 entries submitted across the categories. Each of the finalists will be able to proudly display a NCLB finalist logo for the year.

“I would like to thank all those organisations and individuals that have taken the time to enter and, of course, express my gratitude to each of our individual award sponsors as well as the event’s main sponsor, Cheltenham Trust.”

To find out more about the NCLB awards, hosts, categories or sponsors visit or follow @NCLBchelt  on Twitter and Facebook and #NCLBawards on Twitter.

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Nominations – which are now closed - should demonstrate one or more of the following outcomes:

Raise awareness of the issue of child poverty in Cheltenham

Work towards 'closing the gap' by making activities accessible & affordable

Demonstrate partnership working that will lead to positive long term change.