Over 600 young people and their families have been invited to attend this year’s West Berkshire Duke of Edinburgh Awards presentation ceremony. They will be recognised for their effort and achievement and enjoy the customary tea and cake!
Young people, educational establishments and businesses across the district sign up for the challenge with over 1000 either starting their DofE challenge or progressing to the next level every year. All participants are supported by a host of volunteers who are dedicated to helping young people achieve their potential
Hilary Cole, West Berkshire’s Executive Member for Culture and Leisure said,
“Congratulations to all those receiving their award this year, I’m pleased that young people are still keen to participate in the scheme. The D of E programme helps young people to develop essential skills such as increased resilience, self-confidence and a willingness and ability to be part of a team, all of which will help them throughout their life and in the workplace.”
The Annual Award Presentation will be presided over by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire who will present pins or brooches to those who have completed a Gold award. The Chairman of West Berkshire Council, the Mayors of Newbury and Thatcham and Deputy Mayor of Hungerford will present certificates to those who have completed their Bronze or Silver awards.