More than 100 young people from across Waltham Forest came together to be honoured for a variety of achievements and receive grants for their schools.

Some 107 students were presented with Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards during a ceremony at Waltham Forest Assembly Hall on Tuesday (October 10).

Each youngster was handed a medallion to recognise contributions made to their communities and a £250 grant to spend on supplies of their choice for their school.

Winners included Connie Hindes, 13, of Frederick Bremer School in Walthamstow, who promotes LGBT rights at school and Madison Brooks, 13, of Highams Park School, who volunteers for several charities.

Superintendent Paul Clements, Waltham Forest Borough Police who presented the awards, said: "It was an honour to spend time in the company of some of Waltham Forest's most exceptional young people.”

Schools in Waltham Forest more than £3 million in funding from the Jack Petchey Foundation since it began awarding grants in 2000.