Students celebrate Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

06 October 2016 | College News, English & Maths, Learning Difficulties & Disabilities, Public Services, Student Life

Duke of Edinburgh's Award 2016

City College Plymouth students have celebrated the completion of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (D of E) at two ceremonies held in the College’s PL1 restaurant.

The public services, skills development and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students were presented with certificates and pin badges by the Lord Mayor, Pauline Murphy, before enjoying afternoon tea made by hospitality and catering students.

This year, 56 students completed their D of E Awards; 34 achieved Bronze, 19 Silver and three Gold.

“What the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award offers young people is the opportunity to broaden their horizons,” said Skills Development Lecturer, Chris Little. “It is a chance to take up a physical activity, hone a skill and help out their local community. This is an amazing achievement that the students can proudly list on their CVs, giving them something extra to attract potential employers.

“D of E gives young people confidence, builds their stamina, compassion and determination, and increases the belief they have in themselves. Congratulations to all.”

Now celebrating its 60th year with over 1,800 organisations across the UK, D of E is available to more young people than ever. Its purpose is to encourage 14 – 24 year olds to get involved with their local community and try new experiences.

Be part of it! Come along to a Course Information Drop-in to find out about the courses, Apprenticeships and extra-curricular activities available at the College. The events are being held every Wednesday in October 4.30pm – 6.30pm at Kings Road. Visit our events page or call 01752 305300 for more information.

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