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Charity YGAM Recognized with Four Prestigious Awards

The Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) is celebrating after winning four awards at two virtual ceremonies in one evening over the weekend.

The evening began with the charity winning the PSHE Education Award at the Children & Young People Now Awards, which is designed to honor those who provide outstanding educational resources for PSHE education. In particular, YGAM was praised for its City & Guilds Assured training and resources that are provided to teachers and youth workers through the Young Peoples Gambling Harm Prevention Programme, which is being delivered together with GamCare and supported by the Betting and Gaming Council.

The charity then went on to win three more awards at the Digital Impact Awards. Together with their design agency Me&You Creative, the charity won Silver Awards for ‘Best Communications During Covid-19’ and ‘Best use of Digital for Education’ and a Bronze Award for ‘Best use of Digital for a Charity’.  The awards were in recognition of the digital transformation of YGAM resources, which has enabled the charity to continue delivering its programs during lockdowns.

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Linda Scollins Smith YGAM Head of the National Programme

Our dedicated Education Team are absolutely delighted to receive this award in recognition of our PSHE Resources. We, as qualified teachers, wanted to ensure our resources were practical and easy to use for teaching staff and enjoyable for children and young people whilst addressing difficult topics such as mental health and addiction. As part of the Young People’s Gambling Harm Prevention Programme, we have been able to roll out these resources to teachers in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. We receive consistently positive feedback from teachers and PSHE leads who say our purposeful resources allow them to address these topics meaningfully with the children they work with.

Linda Scollins SmithYGAM Head of the National Programme

YGAM’s Education Manager for Yorkshire & Humber, Amy Bussey, added that they are honored to have received the award and hopes that in the future they will be able to reach even more young people.

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