Youth Awards Presentation Evening 2018

Group photograph of Special Award Winners at the 2018 Youth Awards
Group photograph of Special Award Winners at the 2018 Youth Awards

The Bishop Auckland community was very well represented at the Youth Awards Presentation Evening at the Town Hall on Monday evening, and what an evening it was, celebrating the achievements of young people in Bishop Auckland!

All of the nominees received a certificate and Special ‘Mayors Medal’ Awards were handed out to four outstanding nominees and one team:

  • Determination and Resilience; Charlotte Bradley from Cockton Hill Junior School
  • School Champion; Alexandra Golightly from St John’s School and 6th form College
  • Triumph over Adversity; Emily Owen from St John’s School and 6th form College
  • Sporting Achievement; Franco Bourne from King James 1 Academy

Winning £500 for their Team, Cockton Hill Junior School Mini Police.

Councillor Fleming said:

“We have been completely bowled over this year by the sheer talent, courage and determination of our young people, what a fantastic evening!”

“All of the nominees were very deserving, and should be extremely proud of themselves.”

The full list of this year’s nominees were:


Leon Davies                                           King James 1 Academy
Franco Bourne                                     King James 1 Academy
Kennedy Aldsworth                            King James 1 Academy
Niamh Dawson                                    Spectrum Roller Skating
Georgia Grace Powell Abbott
Charlotte Bradley                                Cockton Hill Junior School
Jack Purdham
Amy Dolphin                                        St Johns School
Alexandra Golightly                          St Johns School
Emily Owen                                          St Johns School
Matthew Lonergan                            St Johns School


Mini Police                                               Cockton Hill Junior School
Junior British League Boys              Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club
Association of Boys and Girls          Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club
Fundraising for Demi-Lee Proud    King James 1 Academy
My Money Week                                     King James 1 Academy
Roots                                                          King James 1 Academy
NECOP                                                       King James 1 Academy
Spectrum Roller Skating                   Spectrum Roller Skating
Youth Team                                            Stockton and Darlington Railway Youth Team
Year 7 Rugby Team                              St John’s School and Sixth Form