Pop group Liberty X presented awards in Downing Street today for British schoolchildren who have given up their time for charity.
The annual G-Nation Awards are run by Giving Nation, an organisation which recognises the charity work of young people.
Today, around 60 youngsters travelled to 11 Downing Street from 11 schools across the UK to receive their awards.
Stroud High School in Gloucestershire will send eight pupils to India for a charity project with Save the Children after scooping the national award.
Ten other schools received regional awards of up to £1,000 (€1,500) each to use for charity activities.
Liberty X, who presented awards with T4 presenter Miquita Oliver, said: “We are very happy to have been given the opportunity to be involved with G-Nation.
“It’s a great campaign that really talks to young people on their level.”
The band, who started life as Popstars rejects, added: “We have been so impressed by the participants’ achievements and are happy to be able to present them with their awards.”
Fund-raising activities organised by the schools included holding concerts and cleaning rubbish in the countryside.