Teens rewarded for work in community

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HARD-working teenagers have been recognised for their community work with a special event.

Youth workers from South Tyneside Positive Activities and Targeted Youth Support group, held a barbecue to celebrate the achievements of its members.

During the event, at Boldon Youth Project Allotments, behind North Road, Boldon Colliery, young people aged 11-14 were presented with their Mayor Awards by ward councillors Alison Strike and Sherie Murphy.

Project co-ordinator Cheryl Spamer, said: “The young people have worked really hard to achieve their Mayor Award and we wanted to recognise their achievements by doing something special for them.”

A total of 22 bronze and silver awards were handed out for those who completed the four stages of the Mayor Award.

These include physical activities, volunteering, learning new skills involving writing and producing their own newsletter and an expedition.

Coun Strike said: “The project is doing really well and is proving to be popular with the young people in Boldon.

“I’d just like to congratulate the young people on their achievements.”

Coun Murphy said: “The young people gain so much by coming to this project and it’s great to see them being so active in the community also.”

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