Tameside teenage trio scoop awards at YouthForia Awards 2018
Tuesday 19th June 2018 16:07 Ashton Dukinfield News Posted by Adam Higgins

Three of Tameside’s young leaders are the pride of the North West after winning regional awards.

Joe Magee, Bradley Gore and Emily Skyes were all honoured in the YouthForia Awards 2018.

The success comes after the trio were all recently elected to leadership roles at Tameside Youth Council, which is supported by Tameside Council.

Each year, Youth Focus North West holds an annual three-day residential for young people from 23 Youth Councils to celebrate the past year’s achievements.

The residential, includes an awards night with nominations in six categories made by youth workers and other young people.

Joe, 15 from Ashton, who is Tameside’s Member of Youth Parliament, won the Integrity Award for individuals/groups.

The St Damian’s College student, was nominated for his passion and drive to achieve outcomes for other young people, because he has dedicated a lot of time to being part of the youth council and never putting himself first.

Bradley, 15 who attends Stalybridge’s West Hill School won the Kind and Helpful Award for individuals/groups.

He was nominated for his kindness and friendliness, for helping others and making them feel part of the group and at ease.

Emily, 17 from Dukinfield, won an achievement certificate after being placed in the top three in the Fairness and Equality Award for individuals/ groups.

The Clarendon College student was nominated for being a positive role model, for her commitment to the roles she’s taken on. She has had a positive impact, has encouraged others from the community to get involved and made them feel comfortable and part of the group.

Other categories were Commitment, Co-operative and Social Harmony.

Councillor Oliver Ryan, Tameside Council’s Executive Member for Children and Families, said: “Congratulations to Joe, Bradley and Emily on winning regional awards.

They’re doing a great job in representing Tameside’s young people and have already made Tameside proud with this achievement.”

By Adele Lyth