A STUDENT is hoping to see his teen magazine will “Xplode” and gain even more readers after celebrating the publication’s second anniversary.

Business student Saeed Atcha has seen his publication, Xplode Magazine, go from strength to strength and it now has a readership of more than 7,000.

The magazine is put together by youngsters aged 12 to 19 and 17-year-old Saeed edits the publication, which is then distributed to school and college students.

It covers music, fashion, sport and entertainment.

The former Ladybridge High School pupil, who is studying A-Levels at Bury College, has also managed to win a national Young Achievers Award while combining the magazine with his studies.

He rubbed shoulders with royalty after being nominated for the Business in Community Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, which was attended by Prince Charles and David Cameron.

Saeed was also invited to an event hosted by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, which included a question and answer session to help with the development of the government’s youth strategy.

The magazine was set up in September, 2011, with funding from the O2 Think Big project, which encourages community projects.

Saeed, of Rothbury Court, Deane, said: “We now have more than 20 young people involved in the community project, which is great.”

Charlie Deane, principal of Bury College, said his staff are delighted with Saeed’s achievements.

He added: “His business acumen and enterprising attitude are delightful to see and I’m sure he will go far.”

The magazine’s second birthday celebrations attracted high profile guests including Bolton Council leader Cllr Cliff Morris, Bolton North East MP David Crausby and the Mayor of Bolton, Cllr Colin Shaw.