YOUNG people who have been in trouble have shown a positive side to their personalities.
A 20-strong group, aged between 14 and 17, received certificates and vouchers as a reward in recognition of exceptional achievement in education and the arts.
All were on orders to the Youth Offending Team in Huddersfield and Dewsbury.
They were nominated to receive the awards by various staff members within schools, the Youth Offending Teams and education project tutors.
All have in the past experienced some difficulties in education. Some had not been to school for up to two years.
Awards were given for significant improvements in attendance and attitude in their education placements, outstanding performance in examinations and assessments, commitment to education generally, successful work placements and outstanding art work.
Parents, friends, tutors and other relatives attended the awards ceremony at the Brian Jackson Centre in Huddersfield town centre.
The awards were presented by professional footballer Delroy Facey, music personality DJ Q and Richard Smith, service manager of the Youth Offending Team.
Gina Watts and Sandra Robinson, advanced practitioners responsible for education within the Youth Offending Team, organised the event.
They said it highlighted the fact that many young people who have been in trouble with the police do progress and are able to achieve academically.