Youngsters receive Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Youngsters receive Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Gold DofE winners Andrew Hughes, Elizabeth Gibson, Ruth Ginty, Oliver Jones and Luke Sheppard

Luke Sheppard, Ruth Ginty and Andrew Hughes

The gold award winners with Sue Astbury, North West DofE operations manager Nicky Young and Clr Sue Loudon

First published in News

THEY'VE trekked the globe, been on missions to far-flung destinations like Africa and China, learnt how to scale great heights and survive in the wilderness.

And this week young people from across the borough have received their Duke of Edinburgh's (DofE) certificates for their efforts.

The award is a national programme of adventurous, practical and cultural activities run at a bronze, silver or gold level to help young people learn new skills or gain recognition for activities they are already involved in.

Gold award winner Luke Sheppard, aged 18 and from Leigh, said: “The three years I have been involved with DofE have been really good. We have all learnt so much and the skills we have developed such as team-building and leadership will definitely help me in the future at university and in my career.”

For more information on the awards in the borough, email dofe@wigan.gov.uk or call 01942 769813.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree