TWO students are celebrating after winning top youth awards.

Charlie Wakeling and John Reid from Belfairs High School in Leigh took part in the annual national youth leadershipawards and took both first and second place.

Sponsored by Leigh Rotary Club, the Year 10 students from Leigh both took part in several rounds of team-building and leadership events culminating in a weekend in Cumbria with the other finalists from around the country.

The awards are held every year for young aspiring leaders from all over the UK John Duprey, headteacher at Belfairs, said: “We were absolutely delighted to learn that Charlie and John had done so well - coming as they did first and second in this countrywide event.”

“We are extremely proud of their achievement, and know that this will help in their future careers.”

The pupils were presented with their awards during lunch at Old Vienna Restaurant in Leigh.