Helping out earns young people awards
FANTASTIC NIGHT: More than 30 teenagers rewarded for their achievements
ASHFORD youngsters have been recognised for their achievements at an awards ceremony.
More than 30 teenagers gathered at the Ashford North Youth Centre in Essella Road to be presented with awards for everything from kayaking to first aid.
Senior youth worker James Winter said: “It was a fantastic night. The young people got a lot out of it and gave out the awards themselves.
“Some were recognised for helping out at the youth centre and others were recognised for developing themselves personally in terms of behaviour.”
The evening included a dance performance by members of the youth club and ended with a buffet.
Some of the teenagers were also involved in a project looking at the attitude of sexual health clinics across Ashford to teenagers.
They discussed their findings at a conference attended by nurses and youth workers.
Anyone aged between 13 and 19 is invited to join the youth centre, which is based at the North School.
The club is open three nights a week and every lunchtime on school days.
Call 01233 636550 to find out more.
Teenagers from Ashford North Youth Centre with the awards they received for everything from kayaking to first aid