Young people get their due reward

Focus Youth Project presentation evening

Focus Youth Project presentation evening

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The Focus Youth Project held their annual presentation evening in John Paul II Primary to acknowledge the achievements of the young people over the last year.

The young people from the project were presented with certificates for beginners ski, advanced ski, rock climbing, kayaking, First Aid, power boating level one and two, and RYA Sailing Level one and two all linked to the national governing bodies.

There were also awards for youth achievement and Dynamic Youth, and bronze and silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

The certificates were presented by Councillor Jim McCabe, Councillor Bob Burrows, North Lanarkshire Council’s youth work manager Liz Fergus, locality manager Fiona Campbell and senior community worker Aileen McEachen, and Focus management committee members chairwoman Mary Woods, treasurer Tom Bell and secretary Ellen Davidson.

There were 10 personal achievement awards presented to Rebecca Kyle and Ryan Murray (First Aid), Aimee Gibb (rock climbing level one), Connor Ballantyne (rock climbing level two), Chris Teven (rock climbing level three), Rachel Logan (beginners ski), Jennifer Bell (advanced ski), Ellis Kerr (kayaking one star) and Kayleigh Murphy (power boating level one), Amy Kerr (power boating level two).

Additionally, there were two outstanding achievement awards for Silvana Strock and Tony Burns.