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Striking Gold in Cambridgeshire

On Saturday the 8th January young people from around the county attended a Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award presentation at the Performing Arts Centre, Hinchingbrooke School in Huntingdon.

23 Gold DofE achievers were presented with letters of commendation by the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire Mr Hugh Duberly.  The young people had all gained Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards during the last twelve months and their achievements were recognised at a presentation hosted by the Lord Lieutenant.

Award achievers, parents, leaders and distinguished guests attended the presentation  which was organised by Cambridgeshire County Council and supported by Cambridge City Council, East Cambridgeshire District Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council and Huntingdon District Council.

Guests were treated to speeches from some of the recipients which highlighted some of the activities they had took part in.  Participants at the presentation had taken part in activities in Borneo, Croatia, France, India, Switzerland and Tasmania.

To achieve their Gold Award each of the participants had to take part in a physical activity, pursue a personal interest, spend 12 months giving voluntary service, undertake a 4 day expedition and join a residential experience.  Individual recipients took between 2 and 7 years to complete all sections of their awards and the final stage is to receive their Gold certificates at a Royal presentation in St James’s Palace, London.

Further details are available from the County DofE Manger, Derek Budd on 01223 715492 

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