Winners! Pure Potential Awards

The Student Achievement Awards is a wonderful way of celebrating the remarkable accomplishments of state educated students aged 16-21, and through shining a light, encourage them to continue their hard work.

Yesterday Cameron and I attended the Pure Potential awards in the stunning Canary Wharf. Out of the 2000 students that had been nominated I (and Voting Counts obviously!) had been whittled down to the one of the final 45 nominees.

The entire event was a showcase of amazing young people and teachers from around the UK, all of whom were very deserving of being Highly Commended. We were both able to meet some inspirational people who had contributed to society and had overcome adversity to achieve awesome things! – Take a look at the full list of finalists here.

The award for which we were nominated was the Business and Innovation award “for students who have shown great entrepreneurial spirit and a natural flare for business and innovation”. I am very pleased to say that despite there being really impressive nominees in our category we won the award!

It is great to have the work of Voting Counts recognised in such a way, we hope that this award is the first of many. Thank you so so much to everyone that has helped and supported Voting Counts along the way!

 Full press release: 



Rachael Farrington

Hello! I founded Voting Counts back in 2014, when I was a sixth form student. I'm now studying Politics and History at University and run Voting Counts in my spare time.

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