Duke’s award

Pupils re­ceive pres­ti­gious Duke of Ed­in­burgh cer­tifi­cates atTown House cer­e­mony

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Edel Ke­nealy

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

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