Outstanding young people

THE achievements of some of the county’s most exceptional young people were celebrated at the 13th Derbyshire Young Achiever Awards.

In total 78 young people, aged four to 17, and two groups, received awards during the ceremony held at Highfields School in Matlock on Friday, December 9, where around 520 guests and nominators were entertained by artists performing stilt walking, plate spinning and balloon modelling.

l See next week’s Ripley and Heanor News for full details and pictures of the local youngsters who were honoured at the awards ceremony.