Duke of Edinburgh awards

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More than 100 young people from all over the East Riding received their bronze, silver and gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards at a presentation ceremony.

The awards were presented by the vice chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Councillor Peter Turner; Councillor Julie Abraham, portfolio holder for children, young people and education; and Sue Emmerson, Duke of Edinburgh’s award operations manager for the Yorkshire and Humber region.

The award was launched over 50 years ago by the Duke of Edinburgh, in order to provide young people with positive activities which contribute to their communities.

Young people can be involved from ages 14 to 24 years old, who want to do something different, adventurous and have fun.

Participants undertake a volunteering activity, a hobby or skill, a physical activity and participate in an expedition.

There are different time-scales for each level but mostly it involves a minimum of one hour a week for each section. At gold level, young people take part in a residential activity, often helping others or learning a new skill.

The award has been shown to make young people stand out from the crowd when it comes to applying for colleges, universities and employment opportunities.

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