I am often reading about negative youth issues on warrington-worldwide web.
It was therefore good to read about the Princes Trust last week and the work that they have been doing at the Warrington and Widnes Blind Society.
On Tuesday following the completion of the walled garden and colourful frieze for the stage they organised a party for the society members. There was a great deal of laughter during the games of bingo and raffle.
Everyone had a very enjoyable time and members expressed the wish their young visitors would return soon.
On Thursday I attended the 23rd Annual Birchwood Community High School Presentation Evening where they celebrated this years GCSE successes and gave out achievement awards.
Guest speakers from International Rugby League, Barrie McDermott and Terry O’Connor, were impressed by the stories behind the award winners. They praised them for their hard work, dedication, commitment and leadership qualities.
These were strengths that they knew from experience would serve them well in whatever career they chose.
The evening also contained two musical interludes of a high standard. The second of which was performed by Radio Warrington’s Hollie Caddock and was good enough to win the X-factor final.
The examples of the Prince Trust and the High School are just two of the many positive faces of our youngsters in Warrington that often get overlooked.