350 Duke awards

more than 350 young people from schools, colleges, open award centres and voluntary organisations in Derbyshire have achieved Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards during the past six months.

Derbyshire County Council hosted a celebration where Cllr George Wharmby, presented the winners with their awards. He said: “The award gives young people the chance to prove themselves away from the academic side of school life and is recognised by employers as a sign of drive and commitment.”