Young people shine at village partnership’s awards ceremony

Young people with their awards.

Young people with their awards. - Credit: Archant

A village partnership has presented deserving young members of its community with celebratory prizes and medals at its annual awards evening.

The Congresbury Youth Partnership organised the event, which saw awards presented to various members of Congresbury’s diverse circle of youth groups.

Staff and volunteers at groups such as the Congresbury Youth Club, brownies, scouts and others, were each asked to select one young person from their organisation who they felt was worthy of an award.

Partnership manager Sarah Storey said: “Every youth group in the village nominated the young person who they felt had really shone that year.

“It could be that the person had really grown in confidence, or was excellent at helping other people.

“Each person then received a medal and a shield, which goes back to their club with their name on it. It was a really nice evening and it was lovely to get all the groups together.”

‘Inspirational’ Isobel Elvin was nominated by the First Congresbury Rainbows. A statement from the group said: “Isobel has been an inspiration to us all.

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“Following a fairly major operation on her arm, which left her arm in a cage for quite some time, she was straight back to rainbows the day after she came out of hospital.

“It never stopped her joining in any of our activities and her sheer determination has been amazing.”

First Congresbury Scouts nominated Dylan Bailey, after he stepped up to become assistant patrol leader.

A spokesman said: “Dylan has taken on the responsibility of his new role with great enthusiasm.

“He constantly comes up with new ideas for our programme and makes sure everyone in his patrol is involved.

“He is a pleasure to have around and gets on with things in true scouting style.”

Congresbury Cricket Club nominated 15-year-old Sam Kearns. Members described Sam as a ‘demon fast bowler who achieves big scores.’

The club said: “Despite his personal achievements, this nomination is really centred on Sam’s aspirations to become a coach and to help other young cricketers in their development.”