Conwy Youth Service celebrated on Friday 23rd June, after winning the ‘Outstanding project promoting cultures in Wales’ award.
Hollie Owen and Stephanie Morris, Year 10 at Ysgol Aberconwy, travelled down to Cardiff, to represent the project team at the ceremony and were delighted to win the award.
Conwy Youth Service were shortlisted to receive a Youth Excellence Award for community and project work within Conwy, following their successful ‘Understanding our heritage’ project.
Throughout the project, the team of 10 young people, seven* of which attend Ysgol Aberconwy explored the Welsh history throughout the county of Conwy and visited Conwy Castle, Plas Mawr, the Great Orme Copper Mines, Penmachno Mines, Nant BH Outdoor Education Centre.
On the night Hollie led the project team onto the stage where they were joined by Tommy Lyness, Professional Youth Worker for Conwy Youth Service to receive their award.
“It was a nerve-wracking experience walking up to collect the award with the team, as you have the fear over tripping over, but I’m pleased to say we all managed to make it up on stage without a stumble and with huge smiles on our faces,” said Hollie.
Stephanie summed up the whole experience as, “exciting and rewarding. It was our first time down in Cardiff and we loved every minute of it. We really enjoyed being part of the ceremony and meeting other youth club members, but the best bit was winning the award.”
A huge well done to Conwy Youth Service and everyone involved in the project team.
*Chloe Benjamin, Hollie Owen, India Molloy, Stephanie Morris, Francesca Roberts, Ruby Flowers & Adele Hughes