Two pupils from Washwood Heath Academy in Birmingham have been recognised at a prestigious Awards ceremony hosted by the outgoing High Sheriff of the West Midlands, Jonnie Turpie MBE.
Amjid Khan and Farhaan Yasin were nominated for the West Midlands High Sheriff Arts Awards, which recognise young people who have creatively excelled beyond their ambitions and expectations, by Keri Yearwood, a Project Support Officer at Birmingham City Council.
Having mentored the pupils as part of her support for Mosaic’s Enterprise Challenge programme, Keri felt both boys showed real promise.
She said: “They enthusiastically joined in with all the activities, asked relevant challenging questions and worked well in their teams. They provided support to their peers and built up rapport with the mentors and modelled good business skills; it was great to mentor them!”
Amjid and Farhaan each received an engraved medal and certificate at the special event held at Birmingham Museum and art gallery in celebration of the end of term for the 2015/2016 High Sheriff of the West Midlands, Jonnie Turpie MBE.
Lord and Lady Mayors, members of the local community and business leaders within Birmingham were all present to offer their congratulations.