National Happiness Awards are open for nominations

National Happiness Awards are open for nominations

A competition searching for the nation’s happiest schools has opened for nominations.

The National Happiness Awards, run by Laughology, is looking for the happiest school, employee and pupil.

Entrants have to fill in a nomination form and submit evidence that shows how happiness, mental health and wellbeing are at the heart of school life.

The employee category will look for those who promote children’s development beyond the curriculum, with the pupil category for young people who contribute to their local community.

Winning schools will receive a cash prize that they can use towards school equipment.

A spokesperson for Laughology said: “The idea of the awards is about schools that embed things such as resilience, wellbeing and confidence into their curriculum.”

The £5 fee for each nomination will be donated to the war veteran charity, Combat Stress.

Applications close on October 20, with the winners announced on November 17. Click here to apply.