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Youngsters to receive DofE Gold Award

Youngsters must complete an expedition to gain the DofE Gold Award

Fifteen young islanders will receive their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award from His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor Sir Ian Corder at a special ceremony this evening.

Over the past 12 months they have each completed the five sections of the programme, carrying out a range of activities including expeditions in Poland and Slovakia, a tennis residential in Barcelona and learning to play the piano.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading achievement award for young people.

DofE manager Rebecca Silk says: ‘Completing your Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award takes a lot of time and commitment. People immediately think of the Expedition section when it comes to DofE, but it’s much bigger than that – each of these young people have done at least twelve months volunteering, completed a week’s residential meeting new people, as well as completing a skills section and a physical activity. It’s a tough award to achieve - the Bailiwick should be really proud of these young people.’

The Gold Presentation by the Lieutenant-Governor recognises the achievement locally.  Each DofE Gold Award holder will also be invited to receive their award at a Royal Palace by the HRH The Earl of Wessex at a later date.



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