Youngsters receive Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards

York Press: The Lord Mayor of York, Coun Keith Hyman, with recipients of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards at the Salvation Army Citadel The Lord Mayor of York, Coun Keith Hyman, with recipients of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards at the Salvation Army Citadel

Young people and their achievements were celebrated at a Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards ceremony in York.

City of York Council’s Youth Support Services co-ordinates the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, which offers a challenging and rewarding programme of voluntary personal development to young people aged between 14 and 25.

The bronze, silver and gold awards, handed over at a ceremony at the Salvation Army Citadel in Gillygate, were presented to those who had successfully completed sections in skill, volunteering, physical and expedition activities.

The award is delivered by a network of volunteers across the city.

Coun Janet Looker said: “Completing the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a massive achievement which takes a lot of skill and determination.

“I hope everyone who is collecting an award is very proud of themselves.”

For information about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award visit dofe.org

For information about getting involved locally, email Jordanna Kelly, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award co-ordinator at the council, at jordanna.kelly@york.gov.uk

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9:22am Tue 12 Feb 13

capt spaulding says...

My Daughter did the same and I know how tough it was.

The D of E award is on her CV and has done her well with her employment.

Not forgetting of course she enjoyed every minute of it.
My Daughter did the same and I know how tough it was. The D of E award is on her CV and has done her well with her employment. Not forgetting of course she enjoyed every minute of it. capt spaulding
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3:56pm Thu 14 Feb 13

Triker55 says...

I thought the Duke himself presented the Gold Awards in Buckingham Palace? At least that was the case in my days back in the 60's & 70's.
Nonetheless - well done to all!
I thought the Duke himself presented the Gold Awards in Buckingham Palace? At least that was the case in my days back in the 60's & 70's. Nonetheless - well done to all! Triker55
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