The former Member of the UK Youth Parliament (MYP) for Ceredigion, Aled Lewis, presented an award at the Wales Youth Work Excellence Awards on February 22.

The awards, in Llandudno, honoured exceptional youth work and those involved in youth activities across Wales.

There were nine categories and it was presented by DJ and radio presenter Mirain Iwerydd.

Aled, a Year 13 Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron pupil presented the ‘Rising Star’ award.

He said: "I enjoyed the opportunity to present at this year’s event, and being part of the shortlisting panels beforehand.

"It was a great evening of celebration, and it was a chance to highlight good practice with young people across Wales."

Gwion Bowen, senior children and young people’s participation officer for Ceredigion County Council said: "It was a great experience to attend the Wales Youth Work Excellence Awards this year, to see the excellent youth work happening across Wales.

"Aled was selected to present an award, and contributed a fantastic speech to introduce the good work delivered by the winners and finalists in this year’s ‘Rising Star’ category."

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