Oxfordshire’s inspirational young people to receive recognition

Inspirational young people will be recognised for their achievements in an awards ceremony hosted by Oxfordshire Youth, taking place at Oxford’s New Theatre in George Street on Monday 17 October.  

The event will shine a light on outstanding, hardworking and talented children and young people, recognising their achievements and good intentions from efforts to tackle climate change, to making someone else’s life better.

Councillor Susanna Pressel, Chair of Oxfordshire County Council, said: “The County Council is keen to champion the needs and aspirations of children and young people. We believe passionately in recognising their fantastic achievements, so I’m delighted to be attending this awards ceremony.”

The evening will come alive with performances from local acts, with the awards being presented by young volunteers from Oxfordshire Youth’s awards committee who have been a big part of planning the ceremony.

Founded in 1947, Oxfordshire Youth champions the county’s young people. It was the first organisation in the UK to offer young people aged 14 and over qualifications in leadership. It also houses care leavers and unaccompanied asylum seekers across the county and has a prominent role in local child and adolescent mental health services.

Mike Watkinson, Vice President of Oxfordshire Youth, said: “The youth awards recognise the huge contribution made by young people to our society. Our nominees are excelling in all areas – creating new inventions to save the planet from climate change; training for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics; hoovering up music, business and artistic awards; and fighting to make the world a kinder place from neighbourhood to global level. We celebrate them all.”

Councillor Susanna Pressel will also be attending Oxfordshire Youth’s 75th anniversary celebration event at Blenheim Palace on 29 November.


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