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Here you will find the latest news, information and details of any upcoming events you can get involved with. Why don't you keep up to date with this page, and make sure you don't miss out. 

Celebration of Achievement awards 2017

On Friday 17th March 2017 the Annual Celebration of Achievement Awards for Looked After and Leaving Care young people was held at the Paradise Room at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.The event was well attended with over 250 people there all dressed to impress!

Ninety awards were given out to young people who achieved in the areas of:

  •  Working hard in education Award
  • Positive contribution achievement Award
  • Creative achievement Award
  • Personal achievement Award
  • Special recognition for outstanding achievement Award
  • Sporting achievement Award
  • Contribution to improving the lives of Looked After young people Award

There was lots of food and refreshments to be enjoyed by all, a disco and lots of fun stalls and a bucking bronco.

The Takeover Challenge 2017 

Would you like to Take Over for the Day! Lots of senior management jobs up for grabs and you get to make all the decisions!  Why don't you get involved and give it a go!

The aim of the Challenge is to develop young peoples involvement in organisations' work for an whole day - taking over the jobs of staff members within Blackpool Council. The more children and young people are involved in an organisations' work, the more successful their Takeover Challenge will be. 


The Takeover Challenge is all about recognising children and young people's hard work; so it doesn't have to stop after a single day. If you help design a project or work on something which may take a while to finish - you could be invited back to be involved in the future.

Takeover Day will be happening in November 2017 but we will update this space once we have a confirmed date.

If you are a young person who gets involved, why not see whether you can follow up with your Takeover Challenge and learn the outcome of your work. 

Find out more information about the Takeover Challenge here. 

If you'd like to be involved in Blackpool Council's Takeover Challenge - contact Kirsty Fisher to find out more. 

Call or Text:  07796 707747 or 01253 477536

Email: kirsty.fisher@blackpool.gov.uk