Celebrating the county’s finest

Northumberland's Finest' presentation of awards to young people.'Sir Alan Beith MP with representatives of some of the groups taking part in the event.
Northumberland's Finest' presentation of awards to young people.'Sir Alan Beith MP with representatives of some of the groups taking part in the event.

A SERIES of events to celebrate the achievements of Northumberland’s finest young people took place last week.

MPs, county councillors and representatives from voluntary organisations joined a talented and committed group of 13 to 19-year-olds to celebrate the success of a string of projects carried out in 2011.

Northumberland's Finest' presentation of awards to young people.'Sir Alan Beith MP with representatives of some of the groups taking part in the event.' Laura Park and Andrew Mounsey from the Coquet Youth Team Amble Development Trust partnership.

Northumberland's Finest' presentation of awards to young people.'Sir Alan Beith MP with representatives of some of the groups taking part in the event.' Laura Park and Andrew Mounsey from the Coquet Youth Team Amble Development Trust partnership.

An awards’ evening on Friday was the centrepiece of a packed programme of events put together by officers from Northumberland County Council’s participation team.

On the same day a workshop and exhibition event was held at Longhirst Hall, giving young people and organisations from across the county the opportunity to find out more about a variety of Northumberland-based community projects and participation events.

Projects, all involving young people, were shortlisted for awards and all were engaging in activities that have improved their community by making decisions to bring about positive change.

Winners were: Group Impact: Voices Making Choices; Young Person’s Commitment: Sarah Higgins, from Stakeford; Putting Others First: Sean Saville, from Blyth; Creativity: Northumberland Tech Max; Young Person on Journey: Susie Morris, from Ashington; Young Leader: Jessica Hall, from Blyth; Inspiring Others: Otis Gilbert, Morpeth; Unique Achievement : The Big Brother Crew, based in Morpeth.