Champion Children 2014: Calderdale’s little heroes

Courier Champion Children Awards at The Victoria Theatre, Halifax. Award winner Adam Robinson, nine, on stage with host Neil Hurst, Felicity Skiera as Jack, and Steve Fortune as Dame Trot.
Courier Champion Children Awards at The Victoria Theatre, Halifax. Award winner Adam Robinson, nine, on stage with host Neil Hurst, Felicity Skiera as Jack, and Steve Fortune as Dame Trot.

Inspirational children from across Calderdale were recognised in the Courier group’s Champion Children awards this morning (Saturday).

Held at the Victoria Theatre, we said a massive well done to the 22 amazing children nominated.

Hosted by Halifax’s very own Neil Hurst, each child received a special trophy and will enjoy a matinee performance of Jack and the Beanstalk this afternoon.

Neil, who plays Simple Simon in this year’s pantomime, said: “I was absolutely honoured and humbled to award these wonderful children these great awards.”

To read about the fantastic children recognised in the awards and to see pictures of the day, pick up a copy of next week’s paper for a special 8-page pullout.

And don’t miss your chance to see this year’s pantomime - Jack and the Beanstalk runs until Sunday, January 4.

For more information or to book tickets please contact the Victoria Theatre box office on 01422 351158 or visit www.victoriatheatre.co.uk.

Champion Children 2014 was kindly sponsored by Victoria Theatre, Halifax Curtains and Blinds, Walker Butchers, Stone Dam Furniture, Harveys, Nestle, Kip McGrath, Marshalls, HX Trade Windows, Brighouse Dry Cleaners, Ramsden Solicitors, Popkidz, Hepworth Honda, Tag Tool hire, Emotions Florist, Dickies Tiles, Angela Viney, Robert Wade Cars, Angel Care, Halifax Chiropractic, Arrow Coaches and Eclipse Energy.