Thurrock students are celebrating as they receive their A Level results today, Thursday 18 August.
Cllr Barry Johnson, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: "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.
"This morning I visited Harris Academy Chafford Hundred and USP College with Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr James Halden. We met a number of young people receiving their A Level results and it was wonderful to speak with students reflecting on their time in school and talking about their aspirations and next steps.
"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 is welcome to drop into 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 go to www.thurrockopportunities.co.uk/inspire-youth-hub, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01375 413 735.
Photo below: Cllr Johnson and Cllr Halden visiting students.