Ricky Week saw the crowning of the very first Young Ricky Champions.
The Rickmansworth Society said that it was taking the opportunity to showcase some of the amazing work their young people achieve.
A spokesperson for The Rickmansworth Society said: “We have inaugurated a new award – one for a boy, one for a girl, aged 10 to 18, who have shown initiative, courage, hard work and/or tenacity in the face of difficulty, to achieve something amazing, as a volunteer or helper.”
Adam Finch, 17, received his award because “his selfless commitment to improving his school and local community really makes him stand out from the crowd”.
Angela Hughes, deputy head of sixth form at Rickmansworth School, said: “Adam is also a senior Sea Cadet, giving up two evenings a week to better the life chances of others.”
Adam enthused: “Volunteering with the school’s Duke of Edinburgh Award is a really rewarding experience, especially over the training weekends where you can see the students learn a lot about not just navigation and teamwork but themselves as well.”
The joint winners of the girls’ award were Beth Barrett, Sophia Dobson, Eleanor Frater, Emily Hampton, Eve Kelly, Emily Manning, Imogen Small, Ella Sweeney and Darcy Wood (ages 15-18).
Rickmansworth Girlguiding district commissioner Ali Hampton said: “We have nine fabulous Young Leaders who give up their time, week after week, to assist in running our local Rainbow, Brownie and Guide units… and help with outings and camps. We can’t single anyone out in particular, they are all invaluable.”
Emily Manning said: “I think it’s great we’ve won the award collectively, because it shows the positive impact we have as Young Leaders.”