A football club has given out awards to honour young people in care.

The awards ceremony, in partnership with Haringey Council Virtual School, rewards children and teenagers for the educational accomplishments they have made this year.

Tottenham Hotspur hosted the annual Haringey Educational Achievement Awards at the London Academy of Excellence, with special guest and former footballer Ledley King.

Children are nominated by their social workers, teachers, foster carers and workers for awards.

These include the ‘Learning Achievement Award’, ‘Leadership and Responsibility Award’, ‘Community Involvement and Engagement Award’ and ‘Spirit of Enterprise Award’.

Mr King, a former Spurs player, handed out the awards.

The event forms part of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s To Care Is To Do programme, which provides a range of support services to help children in care and those leaving care in the community.

Sarah Ebanja, chief executive of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, said: “It’s fantastic to see so many children from Haringey being rewarded for their achievements.

“We are extremely proud of the work we do to support both children in care and care leavers, and we hope award ceremonies like this help to inspire children to keep working hard and go on to achieve great things.”

Cllr Elin Weston, Haringey Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Families, said: “These awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognise the achievements and contributions of children in care and care leavers.

“We heard some incredible stories about our young people and we are extremely proud of each and every one of them.

“Care leavers and children in care often face huge challenges in their lives and it is vital that we celebrate their successes and offer them all the support we can.”