Stagecoach children from Chiswick at Pride of Britain awards

Meeting and greeting celebrities and nominees

Stagecoach students from Chiswick, Kensington and Acton/Ealing Broadway were chosen to greet celebrities and the nominees at the Pride of Britain awards at Grosvenor House on Sunday 8  October, organised by the Daily Mirror newspaper and televised by ITV on Thursday 12 October.

The awards are given to civilians who have shown inspirational leadership, courage and bravery. They celebrate the extraordinary achievements of people of all ages, from children of courage to lifesaving emergency workers, fundraisers and people who make the world a better place, in local communities and on a national or even global scale.

Images above: Pride of Britain award winners Marie Benton and Jack Rigby; photographs courtesy of Pride of Britain

The public nominate people they think worthy of an award and the winners are chosen by a panel of judges. They receive thousands of nominations. Among the winners this year were ‘the TSB Community Hero’ Marie Benton, who empowered homeless people to find their voice by setting up the ‘Choir With No Name’.

The son of Lee Rigby, the soldier murdered by Islamist terrorists near the Royal Artillery barracks in Woolwich in 2013, also won an award. Jack Rigby won the Good Morning Britain Young Fundraiser Award for raising more than £54,000 for military bereavement in memory of his father.

Images above: Pride of Britain award winners Ravi Adelekan and Freya Harris; photographs courtesy of Pride of Britain

Other winners on the night included Children of Courage Ravi Adelekan and Freya Harris, who both show inspirational bravery in dealing with life-changing illnesses.

The award ceremony was hosted by Carol Vorderman and Ashley Banjo.

Principals of Stagecoach Chiswick Sally Caitlin and Sara told The Chiswick Calendar:

“We couldn’t be more proud of our students for their behaviour welcoming guests. It was a wonderful experience to meet so many incredible people.”

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