I have been doing these for XX years in many schools and have NEVER had a year where there haven't been people (ie parents but also children) who feel hard done to/unfairly treated. The idea behind it (I believe) is to try and acknowledge the abilities, commitments and attitudes of children at all levels. We have just done our first one today at my current school. We gave out 8 individual trophies, and approximately 50 certificates of all kinds/levels. We already have rumblings of kids crying, parents moaning, plus two parents saying they are going to take their kids elsewhere. The first phone call came within 5 minutes of the end of the ceremony. Is it worth it?!