Awards success for Slough young people
The Slough Youth Awards have happened for the second year, with more than 50 nominations received.
The awards ceremony aims to celebrate and recognise the contributions of young people to the community.
Awards were presented at The Curve on 2 November, with the ceremony hosted by Callum Fullam, 15, and Raakhi Sharma, 15, from Slough Youth Parliament.
Nominations ran from June to September, open to young people aged 11-19 (up to 25 with learning difficulties or disabilities) who live in Slough.
The award category winners were:
Winner: Erin Simmonds
Runners up: Adam Azim and Hassan Azim
Winner: Aadam Siddiqi
Runner up: Xtra Art
Winner: Cameron Miller
Runners up: Aaron Sennik and Salsbeel Kazi
Winner: Louise Love
Runner up: Kieran Way
Award presenters included interim chief executive Roger Parkin, deputy chair of the wellbeing board Naveed Ahmed, Councillor Madhuri Bedi, Councillor Sabia Hussain, headteacher Jo Rockall and representatives from award sponsors Arvato, Heathrow, Mars and Slough Urban Renewal.
On the night there was music from Beat Routes music collective, poetry from Empoword spoken word collective and a music video produced by girls from the Roma community following their work with the young people’s service.
Councillor Madhuri Bedi, cabinet member for children, education and families, said: “Slough’s young people continue to make an amazing contribution to our local community. The young people in attendance are the bright future of our borough and I congratulate them on their tremendous efforts in improving and showcasing our town.”
The Slough Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS) young volunteer of the year was announced in a separate ceremony.