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T-Shirts designed by some of the young people who attended the sumemr arts workshops

Artistic merit

A group of youngsters who spent the summer getting creative have been honoured for their work.

Around 20 teenagers took part in a series of art workshops at the Outset Centre in Walthamstow aimed at giving local teens something positive to do over the holidays.

The youngsters chose from a number of different courses which included music recording, film, photography and screen printing.

Recognising their hard work and creative achievements the borough's mayor, Cllr Sheila Smith-Pryor personally congratulated the teenagers and presented each of them with a certificate at a special awards ceremony on Monday.

Ahmed Hussain from the youth group Suspicious Behaviour, one of the organisers of the summer workshops said: "Over the last year we've heard alot about young people losing their lives through gun and knife crime so we wanted to do something to reflect the positivity of our youngsters.

Waltham Forest's Mayor, Cllr Sheila Smith-Pryor poses with the teens who received awards.

Youngsters pose with the borough's Mayor

"The aim of the awards was to give them a huge pat on the back and recognise their hard work and achievements over the summer.

Adding, that some of the teenagers could chose to use their portfolio of summer artwork to help them in their applications to study Art at University.

The summer arts youth scheme was run in partnership with Apex Arts, Suspicious Behaviour and LBWF Youth Service.

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