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Duke of Edinburgh Award Winners Honoured in York


6:00am 8th February 2013

Young people from across York will be celebrating this week when they attend a ceremony to mark their achievements on successfully completing the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

The presentation ceremony will take place on Friday 8 February at 7pm, at the Citadel off Gillygate. During the ceremony groups of young people will be giving presentations on volunteering in the community, expeditions and a demonstration of musical skills to parents, carers and invited guests.

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

The bronze, silver and gold awards will be presented to those who have successfully completed sections in skill, volunteering, physical and expedition activities. The award is delivered by a network of volunteers across the city.

Cllr Janet Looker, Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Young People, said: “Completing the Duke of Edinburgh 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 www.dofe.org.

For information about getting involved locally members of the public can contact Jordanna Kelly, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Coordinator at City of York Council jordanna.kelly@york.gov.uk

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