A CELEBRATION evening has been held to honour the achievements of Halton pupils.

More than 270 young people collected their Duke of Edinburgh and Mayor's Awards from the mayor of Halton Cllr Alan Lowe at The Brindley.

The event was organised by young people from both award schemes.

The evening included performances by Saints Peter and Paul Catholic College Samba Band, Charlotte Codack from Sandymoor School 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 inspiration to others that if you put your mind to something you can achieve it."

Halton Cllr Tom McInerney, board memebr for children and young people 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."

Award winners included pupils and students from Ashley School, Halton Access to Sport, Halton Open Award Scheme, St Chad's Catholic and Church of England High School, 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 Council as part of an on-going commitment to improve opportunities for all children and young people living in the borough.

Any young people wishing to get involved in the award programma should call Young Addaction on 01928 240406.