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DOE Awards 150 local young people

Thu, 20 Sep 2018

Ballakermeen students were  among those who received awards
Ballakermeen students were among those who received awards

More than 150 young people on the Island have been presented with Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award certificates.

The annual awards evening was held at the Gaiety Theatre on Tuesday.

To gain a Bronze award, young people aged 14 and over complete at least three months on each of three sections – volunteering, physical and skills – opting for six months on one of them. 
They also plan, train for and complete a two-day expedition.
The Silver award, open to those aged 15 and over, involves a minimum of six months volunteering and six months on either physical or skills sections, with three months on the other. They also tackle a three-day expedition.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is offered at all five secondary schools as well as a number of voluntary youth organisations.


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