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Corontaion Street Star To Share Stage With Derbyshire's Young Achievers


Thursday 6th October 2011
picture - www.corrie.net




A reminder that there are just a few days left for people to nominate a young person they think deserves one of Derbyshire County Council's prestigious Young Achiever Awards.

Corrie's Tyrone - actor Alan Hansall will present the Awards at the Derbyshire Young AchieversSchools, community leaders, councils and members of the public are invited to nominate outstanding youngsters for the annual award ceremony.

And this year Young Achievers and their guests will get the chance to meet Coronation Street star Alan Halsall (left) who plays popular garage mechanic Tyrone Dobbs in the TV soap.

He will chat to award-winners and present them with their awards on stage in the glitzy Oscar-style ceremony.

The annual event, run by the county council for 13 years, recognises extraordinary children and young people in the county for:

  • Bravery in fighting an illness
  • Kindness in helping others
  • Commitment to improving their school, community or local environment
  • Sporting, musical, artistic or academic success

Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Young People Councillor Barry Lewis said: "We've had lots of entries in already but there's still time to nominate that special young person and I don't want anyone to miss the chance of being entered for this year's awards.

"The ceremony is a wonderful evening and we've lined up the chance for our Young Achievers to meet a Coronation Street star as an extra treat."

Derbyshire young achievers awardsAll youngsters aged from three to 18 who attend a Derbyshire infant, primary, secondary or special school, or who live in Derbyshire, are eligible for an award.

Young Achiever nomination forms are available in schools, libraries, councils and other community venues.

They can also be filled in and sent online by visiting the county council’s website at derbyshire.gov.uk/youngachievers

The closing date for nominations is Friday 14th October 2011.

Derbyshire County Council will host a special ceremony to present successful youngsters with a certificate and small gift to recognise their achievements on Friday 9th December 2011.




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