Published Wednesday, 11 April 2018
More than 300 young people were honoured at Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) ceremonies in South Lanarkshire last month.
Recipients came from 16 DofE centres throughout South Lanarkshire. Such is the success of the programme that this year awards were presented over two nights with the young people involved earning awards at bronze, silver and gold level.
On Monday 12 March, young people from Cathkin High, KEAR Campus, Universal Connections Cambuslang, Rutherglen High, Trinity High, Stonelaw High, Fernhill School, Hamilton Grammar and Hamilton Universal Connections received their awards.
Whilst the following evening, recipients from Calderglen High, Duncanrig Secondary, St Andrew’s and St Bride’s High, Strathaven Academy, Hamilton Information Project for Youth (HIPY), the Open Award Group and East Kilbride Universal Connections picked up their awards.
Provost Ian McAllan was amongst elected members who attended. He said: “It was a privilege to attend and I offer my congratulations to all of the award winners.
“It was plain to see how much it meant to them all as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award can make a huge difference to their lives, as well as giving a significant contribution to our local communities.
“I know the team behind the awards ensures all young people in South Lanarkshire have an equal opportunity to participate in the award regardless of money, location or disability.
They also support vulnerable young people to improve their life chances through learning to work with others, gaining new experiences, making decisions and volunteering in their communities. What an achievement this is has been for all involved in two very successful and enjoyable events.”
There are currently 26 centres across South Lanarkshire offering the DofE award programme. For more information of the scheme phone 01355 221829 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.