Youngsters’ achievements to be honoured set to shine

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YOUNG people look set to shine at a North East awards ceremony.

The Positive Social Behaviour Order (PoSBO) Awards celebrate and recognise the hard work undertaken by young people in their communities.

Now in their fourth year, the awards are hosted annually by Truth about Youth – The Co-operative Foundation’s five-year project in the North East – is being run in partnership with the Regional Youth Work Unit – North East.

By recognising the success of youngsters across eight categories, the awards aim to challenge negative views of young people.

Last year Sunderland-based Autism4Heroes picked up the Best Youth Project Award and Oxclose Junior School in Washington won the Intergenerational Award.

Youngsters take charge of the whole evening, which this year will be circus themed, complete with stilt-walkers, jugglers and entertainers.

Nominees and their friends and family will be invited to a ceremony at Newcastle’s Centre for Life in Newcastle on Thursday, December 12.

Any young person aged 11-25 in the North East can be put forward for recognition, including in a brand new sports category.

Nominations close on Friday, November 8.

For more details about the awards and how to nominate, visit, or contact David Douglass or Hannah Shaw on tel. 440 4410.