More than 270 young people collecting their Duke of Edinburgh and Mayor’s Awards Mayor, Councillor Alan Lowe. at a celebration evening held at The Brindley last week.

The evening was itself organised by young people current or past participants in the Duke of Edinburgh and Halton Mayors Awards scheme.

The evening included performances by The Saints Peter and Paul College Samba Band, singing performances by Charlotte Codack from Sandymoor School (photo) and Kayleigh Mutch, The Grange School and Riverside College Dance group.

Cllr Lowe said: “The occasion was a fabulous showcase of the talents and achievements of the young people from our borough and serves as an inspiratio

Halton’s Executive Board Member for Children, Young People and Families, Cllr Tom McInerney, who also attended, said:  ‘”What a fantastic evening celebrating all the wonderful achievements of our young people from Halton.

“Young people get a lot of well deserved media coverage because of their involvement in schemes like this. It shows both adults and their peers what can be accomplished.”

Young people from the following schools and organisations attended the ceremony to collect their awards; Ashley School, Halton Access to Sport, Halton Open Award Scheme, St Chads, The Grange School, Ormiston Chadwick Academy, Saints Peter and Paul Catholic College, Sandymoor School, Hope Corner Academy, The Hub, Grangeway, Beechwood Community Centre, Murdishaw Community Centre and Upton Community Centre.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award and Halton Mayors Award programmes in Halton are organised by Young Addaction on behalf of Halton’s Children’s Trust and Halton Borough Council as part of an on-going commitment to improve opportunities for all children and young people living in the borough.

For more information on how to get involved please contact Young Addaction on 01928 240 406

PICS :  Charlotte Codack from Sandymoor School, Bronze D of E award holders from Ashley School, Mayors Award recipients from Halton Access to Sport and Riverside College Dancers.