Students celebrate '˜going for D of E gold'
STUDENTS fromÂ Hampshire schools have been presented with their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.Â
A total of 38 pupils receivedÂ their certificates at the event which was organised by the regional D of E Forum.
The awards were presented by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson.
Mr Atkinson said: '˜These young people have demonstrated a huge amount of commitment to gain this very prestigious award.'
To achieve their gold award participantsÂ undertake 50 hours of volunteering, work on a range of skill-based activities and partake in a four-day expedition in a '˜wild' environment.
Attending the celebratory event was leader of Hampshire County Council, Roy Perry.
Councillor Perry said: '˜TheÂ D of E award offers young peopleÂ wonderful opportunities to developÂ new skillsÂ and learn from experiences that will stand them in good stead for the future.'