Youngsters receive awards

THIRTY young people from Cambridgeshire were presented with the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award by the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Hugh Duberly. The ceremony was on Saturday at Hinchingbrooke School in Huntingdon. To achieve their Gold Award, each of

THIRTY young people from Cambridgeshire were presented with the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award by the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Hugh Duberly.

The ceremony was on Saturday at Hinchingbrooke School in Huntingdon.

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 four-day expedition and join a residential experience. Individual recipients took between two and seven 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.

The young people took part in the award at schools, youth clubs, colleges and voluntary youth organisations. Currently across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough there are about 3,000 young people taking part in the award in over 80 groups. In the past year, over 800 young people gained awards at bronze, silver or gold level and over 90 of these were gold awards.