Wednesday, 17 October 2012
One Thurrock young person is celebrating after picking up a national award for his work in youth participation.
Faizal Akindele from St Clere's School was awarded the Make a Difference Award - part of the British Youth Council's 2012 Youth on Board Awards.
He was nominated for his role on the Thurrock Youth Cabinet and the work he puts into his position as chair.
Faizal said: "I had no idea that I was up for this award, but I'm so happy I have won.
"It's been an undoubtedly hard year as chair as it was all new to me at the start. I'm just over the moon that I won."