Young people in the Stewartry were rewarded at the Celebration of Achievement Awards at Dalbeattie Learning Campus.
They were joined by the council’s young persons service to recognise their remarkable achievements as part of the Year of Young People 2018 programme.
The event highlighted to parents, friends, councillors and special guests the breadth of accredited activity that young people in the area were actively engaged in.
These include the Peer Project Dalbeattie, Champions Board/Listen2Us, summer camps, and community volunteering.
Through these activities, the young people achieved Dynamic Youth Awards, Saltire Awards, and SQA Volunteering Skills Awards.
The council’s young people’s champion, Adam Wilson, said: “Our council developed and implemented an ambitious and bold Year of Young People 2018 plan.
“I am delighted to see that eight months in it has already been a huge success and this celebration of achievement event proves that.”
He added: “We have been able to thank so many young people for the hours of volunteering they have committed, much of this activity is a direct result our Year of Young People plan.
“The difference our young people have made to our local communities and our region as a whole is immense and it was only right that we congratulate our young people for all their efforts and hard work. Once again I would like to congratulate all of the young people on their achievements.”
The council would like to congratulate all the young people who come to their services and look forward to seeing everyone again as all youth groups restart after the summer break. To see the new programme of activities, go to www.facebook.com/YouthWorkDG.
New kids on the block The eight P1 starts at Hardgate Primary are in the driving seat.
Thumbs up Castle Douglas Playgroup has acquired a new name on the eve of its 42nd birthday. The group has been christened Little Stars Nursery after parents chose the name in a vote. Since opening on October 29, 1976, hundreds of children have come through its doors. Many grew up locally and now bring their own children to the nursery. Manager Samantha McElroy said: “We just thought people would like to know about the change because we have been here for so long.”The nursery operates from St John’s Annex beside the community centre on Cotton Street.
Football equipment A very kind donation courtesy of a parent sourcing some goalposts and another of new footballs has the pupils at Hardgate Primary eager to get out and start scoring goals. They are hopeful the resurfaced area will soon be ready for competitive house matches.
Well done The youngsters with their certificates