Group all about staying positive

Winners of Corby Young People awards 2012
Winners of Corby Young People awards 2012

An awards night was held in Corby to celebrate everything that’s good about the town’s young people.

The Postive Activities Group in Corby held its second Children and Young People’s celebration at the Rockingham Forest Best Western Hotel, marking their contribution to the community.

The Physical Activity Award was won by Shannon Dooley, of The Happenin’ Project in Corby, who started her own dance group at Danesholme Communicare Centre. The group now meets every Wednesday and Friday and Shannon continues to encourage young people to join in the physical activity.

The Individual Volunteer Award went to Hannah Singh, of Adrenaline Alley, Corby, where she helps at the disability events and goes the extra mile to ensure that every experience is a memorable one.

Corby Steel Diving Club won the Outstanding Achievement Award for a group. Formed just two years ago, it has gone from strength to strength.

The Green Award went to Alex Hayton who has been involved in projects at Coronation Park and is involved in the East Carlton Park and Thoroughsale and Hazelwood friends groups.

The Visual Arts Award went to The Core theatre’s Film In A Week group, six young people who came together to make a film which was later shortlisted for the Film Northants 2012 under 16 category.

Kira Buckley of the Jam Team won the award for individual outstanding achievement. Kira, who cares for her disabled mum, made positive changes to her life after becoming involved in the project and is now a Groundwork volunteer.

The Inspiration Award for five to 12-year-olds went to Corby High 5 Netball Team, which has won regional tournaments and shows fantastic commitment to the sport.

Shout! Theatre Group won the Performing Arts Award for encouraging hundreds of Corby’s young people to enjoy creating and staging productions.

Kellie Frost won the Inspiration Award for 13 to 19-year-olds. She has been involved with disability football for four years and is coach at Stewarts & Lloyds inclusive football.

The Group Volunteer Award went to Youth Works CIC for working on many projects and helping to improve the image of Corby’s young people.