Young people from Northumberland attended the second annual ‘Positive Social Behaviour Order’ awards last week as groups or individual finalists in four of the five categories.
Truth About Youth, a North East youth-led programme, hosted the awards, on Dec. 15 at The Centre for Life in Newcastle, to celebrate and recognise the achievements of young people in the region.
Individuals and groups from Northumberland were shortlisted for awards in the following categories:
1. Group award for dedication – Young People in Northumberland and Seaton Sluice Youth Club
2. Group award for best community contribution – SILX Teen Bar
3. Individual award for inspiring others – Ryan Dixon and Sarah Higgins
4. Group award for most creative and unique project – The Rebels Youth Group and Time Travel Northumberland.
Time Travel Northumberland project deserves special mention as the overall winner of the ‘Most creative and unique project’ award.
Councillor Lesley Rickerby, said: “All of the finalists are to be congratulated for their achievements. Their success as part of this North East awards programme is wonderful for them and Northumberland as a whole. The awards are a fantastic way to recognise all of the work that has been carried out in 2011. I look forward to 2012 and the exciting work that they will continue to carry out in the New Year.”
Ashley Brown, senior area youth worker for Northumberland County Council, said: “It was a fantastic evening – the awards are a really good way of recognising the achievements of young people and we are very proud of the county’s finalists. I am delighted for all of the young people and in particular the Time Travel Northumberland group and their fantastic project. Northumberland Youth Service will continue to provide these sorts of opportunities for the young people we work with and hopefully we will be just as successful next year.”