From raising money for Syrian refugees to making the lives of bus drivers easier, children from across Ealing were given a prestigious award for their selfless acts.
107 young people from senior schools and clubs in the borough were at the Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards at Greenford Assembley Hall on February 4 for a ceremony recognising their phenomenal contributions.
Meanwhile, 14-year-old Shayma Hagos from Brentside High School , who spotted tensions between school children and bus drivers, decided to become a Youth Travel Adviser, working with the bus garage and students to improve relationships.
Winner 16-year-old Anayis Der Hakopian, whose interest in film and media inspired her to give workshops on the topic at the Centre for Armenian Information and Advice, used her award of £200 as a contribution towards a two day residential centre at Woodrow High House.
Councillor Dr Patricia Walker, Deputy Mayor of Ealing, said: “We are very proud of our young people in Ealing and it was such a joy to see the outstanding achievements of the winners.
"I hope they will be an example to their peers and fellow students to believe in themselves, to aspire and to achieve.
"I so enjoyed participating in the ceremony."
Councillor Binda Rai of Ealing Council added: "All Ealing's young people are so inspirational in their own way.
"Just imagine if each one of them inspires one other young person to achieve, what a wonderful cascade effect we would achieve in the borough for the betterment of our community."
The event honoured hard workers with medallions to go with their framed certificate and a cheque.
Newly knighted Sir Jack founded the Jack Petchey Foundation in 1999 to recognise the positive contributions of young people and to support them in achieving their potential.
Since then it has provided support to a wide range of 2,000 youth initiatives across London and youth organisations in Ealing have received over half a million pounds of funding since 2005.
Sir Petchey said: "I am passionate about our awards scheme which enables young people to be recognised, valued and rewarded for their achievements and positive contributions to society."