Pupils receive prestigious Duke of Edinburgh certificates atTown House ceremony
There was a bumper crop of young people from Rutherglen and Cambuslang gathered to receive their awards at this year’s Duke of Edinburgh’s Award ceremony.
The awards recognise the hard work and commitment that has gone into completing personal challenges, volunteering and undertaking challenging activities and expeditions on their own and in teams.
Dozens of teenagers from Stonelaw, Trinity and Rutherglen high schools were amongst the 250 students who packed out Hamilton Town House to receive their bronze, silver or gold awards.
Max Twomey, South Lanarkshire Council’s Duke of Edinburgh’s Award coordinator, said: “Gaining a Duke of Edinburgh Award is an achievement in itself but going forward it does not only equip people with the skills and experiences they gained along the way it also offers them tangible evidence of what they have done that they can offer to employers, colleges and universities.”
Well done Depute chair of South Lanarkshire education resources Councillor Brian McKenna, right, with Trinity High’s Duke of Edinburgh’s Award recipients