Thurrock students are celebrating as they receive their GCSE results today, Thursday 25 August.
Cllr Barry Johnson, Cabinet Member for Children's Services, said: "This morning I visited Grays Convent and The Hathaway Academy with Cllr James Halden, Mayor of Thurrock. We met students receiving their GCSE results and it was wonderful to speak with young people about their grades and what their planned next steps and aspirations are.
"As we move further forward following the coronavirus pandemic, it’s impact is still being felt by many young people through the education system. Reflecting this uneven impact, and in partnership with partnering local authorities in other areas of the country, we will not be making a statement about the specific results today.
"I would encourage you to focus on the individual young people and their successes today. These results are for them and I would like to congratulate students for their resilience, determination and the results that they have worked so hard to achieve."
Inspire Youth Hub Careers Advisers offer free help for young people in making their next steps, supporting them to discover a world of further education, training, apprenticeship and job opportunities.
Anyone aged 16 to 25 years-old is welcome to drop-in at Inspire Youth Hub, 24-28 Orsett Road, Grays from Tuesday to Friday, or contact the team in advance to have a conversation or make an appointment. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01375 413 735.
Photo below: Cllr James Halden meeting students with Cllr Barry Johnson.