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DofE Gold Presentation 2010

Saturday evening young people from around the county braved wintry conditions to attend a Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award presentation at Hinchingbrooke School in Huntingdon.

Having coped with the challenge of their Gold expedition to gain their awards the young people were not going to be put off attending the presentation by the weather and some even travelled from as far as Lincoln and Bristol.

So, in true DofE spirit, 34 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 at Hinchingbrooke School in Huntingdon.

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 taken part in.  Participants at the presentation had taken part in activities in Africa, Canada, China, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Iceland, Spain, Switzerland.

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. 

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