A SIX-WEEK summer challenge saw youngsters rewarded at a special presentation evening.

Teen Talk Harwich held the special event on Tuesday, August 29, at the Vibe Youth Centre.

It marked the end of the charity’s Summer of Challenges, which saw children from 26 families take part in weekly activities over the six weeks of the summer holidays. Throughout the summer young people aged between 11 and 16 took part in archery, a Bear Grylls-style wilderness activity, cricket and weird science experiments.

The activities were aimed to take young people out of their comfort zone to challenge them to try something new.

Each week points were awarded for aspects such as leadership, skills learnt and goals achieved.

The overall winner was Hannah Powell, 11, who received a tablet computer donated by Hughes and presented by Harwich branch manager Marc Sparling.

Adrian Davis, support worker, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the achievements of the young people who participated and would like to congratulate each and every one of them for their triumphs. “We’d also like to send a huge thank you to all of our supporters for their contributions that have helped to make this year’s summer activities the most successful yet.”

Anyone who would like to support Teen Talk should call 01255 504800 or visit localgiving.org/charity/teentalkharwich/