Tayla Bunting from Brentwood and Alfie de Brito from Colchester will see their cartoons screened on CITV this week.
Both Labour and the Liberal Democrats made gains on Brentwood Council and cut the Conservative majority.
Police investigating an armed robbery at the Santander bank in Brentwood last month have released a CCTV image of a possible suspect.
An Essex ambulance station was raided by thieves while crews were out on 999 calls. They got into the empty station in Brentwood on Tuesday afternoon by forcing a window, then stole a car and a number of mobile phones.
Gary Sanderson from the East of England Ambulance Service said "This is a despicable act to carry out and especially whilst our crews are out saving lives in the community... Words cannot describe how the crews feel about the thefts."