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Slough Youth Awards

Slough Youth Parliament hosted the annual Slough Youth Awards at The Curve and we were delighted to have a number of our students in attendance as nominees.   It was a fantastic evening, celebrating the incredible talent of young people in the borough, showcasing the breadth of talent, personal achievement and impact on the community they have made. Our students were nominated for their achievements in one of five categories: 

Young Sportsperson:

This is an award for a person or team who has excelled in sport or promoted a healthy lifestyle.  We had a number of students nominated in this category, all for their continued dedication to sport both in and outside of school.  Nominated for this award were Sahij, Oliver, Tanveer, Kambiz, Ramone, Dominika and Yuhanna. 

Young Artist:

Awarded to a person or group of young people that have excelled in the arts or enriched the cultural life of Slough, we had two very gifted nominees in this category: Lauren, nominated for her talent in both art and photography; and Kambiz nominated for his talent and achievements with developing his own spoken word poetry.

Young Entrepreneur:

This is an award for a young person or group of young people that have invented or created a product, or been involved in a successful enterprise of business start-up.  We were delighted to have two teams of skilled and motivated girls nominated for this category: Grace and Melissa – also known as ‘The Cupcake Girls – nominated for production and sales of their delicious cupcakes at a number of public events; and Tiana, Maya and Emily – also known as DPA’s Ecowarriors – for their success with developing systems to support DPA’s commitment to the environment.

Young Volunteer:

This is awarded to a young person that has made a positive contribution to Slough through volunteering.  Nominated for this category were Madison and Amber for their continued support and commitment as role models for sport.

Young Inspiration:

This award is for a young person who has overcome challenges, never lets anything hold them back in life and has inspired others.  We were thrilled to have Year 7’s Mia nominated in this category.

All nominees were awarded with certificates and had the opportunity to make an appearance on stage, whilst their achievements were recognised and celebrated by significant members of the borough presenting the awards. 

DPA were also delighted to have some winners amongst our nominees and would like to once again congratulate Kambiz who took home an award for Young Artist and our three Eco-Warriors - Tiana, Emily and Maya - who were winners of the ‘Young Entrepreneur’ category.

Well done to all of our talented nominees and thank you for continuing to be fantastic ambassadors of Ditton Park Academy.