The Amici Singers, a women's choir based in Bedfordshire, are inviting schools to write a carol for them by September 25. Modest cash prizes are on offer, and the winning three carols in each age group(primary and secondary) will be performed in a Christmasconcert at Sandy Baptist Church, Bedfordshire, on December 4 at 7.30pm. Details: Carol Coombes, 01767 260985.
YOUNG CARERS AWARD.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society is setting up a support network and awards programme for children caring for relatives with the condition thanks to a pound;25,000 grant from the Prudential Carers Awareness Fund. Application forms from: Welfare Services Department, The Multiple Sclerosis Society, 25 Effie Road, London SW6 1EE.
PRIVATE AND EXECUTIVE SECRETARY'S DIPLOMA.
Sara Porter, a part-time student at Bedford College, has been awarded a gold medallion for the management appreciation module. Sara came top in the country and second in the world.