Golden girls of Duke of Ed­in­burgh Awards

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - JUNCTION 10 - by Mike Ben­nett

MAYOR Norman Ayres was on hand to con­grat­u­late young­sters as they stepped for­ward to re­ceive their Duke of Ed­in­burgh awards at Ash- ford’s High­worth School. The award scheme is for young peo­ple aged be­tween 14 and 25 and con­cen­trates on four main ar­eas: ser­vice, skill, phys­i­cal re­cre­ation and ex­pe­di­tions, all de­signed to help per­sonal de­vel­op­ment.

Kelly Burns, Lucy Fraser and Kather­ine Richie achieved the high­est full gold award stan­dard.

All three gave pre­sen­ta­tions on the night with Lucy and Kelly de­scrib­ing their ex­pe­di­tion to Fin­land and Kather­ine giv­ing an over­view of her ex­pe­ri­ences help­ing with men­tally and phys­i­cally dis­abled adults at a res­i­den­tial home.

She also com­pleted keep fit and mu­sic chal­lenges and an ex­pe­di­tion to Wales, while Kelly also part in fund-rais­ing and Lucy stud­ied re­li­gion and cy­cling.

A gold sec­tional award went to Ben­jamin Smith, who works as a young leader with the Scouts.

There was also praise for all the adult helpers.

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Young­sters re­ceive their Duke of Ed­in­burgh Awards at High­worth School

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