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Over 200 young people receive Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Each received a certificate at ceremony in Douglas

More than 240 young people on the Isle of Man have received their bronze or silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Secondary school students, and independent groups, achieved their awards after volunteering, taking part in physical activity and learning new skills before completing an expedition.

Each received a certificate from Thelma Corrin who has accommodated hundreds of participants over the years at her campsite in Ballaspit, St John’s. 

Alison Barnes, the Department of Education, Sport and Culture’s Awards Coordinator, said: "This is one of my favourite events of the year as it represents the end of the journey through a particular award and a celebration of the personal achievements of each individual."

Education, Sport and Culture Minister Daphne Caine added: "The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards instil essential life skills, foster resilience, and cultivate a sense of responsibility and leadership amongst our young people that not only enhances academic achievements but empowers individuals to excel in all facets of life, contributing positively to our communities and society at large."

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is offered at all five secondary schools and via a number of voluntary youth organisations. 

Some participants choose to work towards their awards independent of an award group. 

Young people who go on to attain the gold award will be presented with them at an event hosted by Government House.

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