Peer Educators attend the National V Awards in London

April 1st, 2012 by

On 22nd March the Peer Educators of Young People’s Voice attended the National  V Awards in London.

Allsorts Youth Project won the Best Regional Team for its peer education scheme in schools. The event celebrated young volunteers from across the country and featured some great singers and bands including Tinchy Stryder and girlgroup Stooshe.

Peer Educator, Stephen Murtagh, who attended the awards comments: “”It was great to see the peer educators’ hard work being rewarded by Vinspired. Whilst we didn’t win the national award, winning Best Regional Team is a huge achievement and the peer educators should be very proud of themselves. The young people who attended the awards ceremony all had a fantastic time. Hearing about other young volunteers’ achievements was very inspiring and moving.”

Marianne Lemond, Project Manager, adds: “I’m thrilled that Allsorts’ Peer Education Scheme has won the regional award in the ‘Team’ category. The young peer educators have worked so hard and are extremely dedicated to raising awareness about the impact of homo/bi/transphobic bullying. Their efforts have helped to make many schools, colleges and youth projects safer spaces for LGBTU youth. They are truly inspiring young people!”

Everyone had a fantastic time at the awards. Check out the photos on our website here.