Barry Fisher, director of Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Scotland, said over a quarter of UK companies look for a DofE Award in applications when they recruit, above other recognition programmes.
He said: “Today the DofE is widely recognised as having a long- term positive impact on young people’s prospects as they develop vital skills for both life and work including confidence, commitment, team working and a real sense of community involvement.
“I congratulate each and every one of our award holders in South Lanarkshire on their personal and team achievements but would also like to congratulate the fantastic network of support that has been developed in this area to help them along the way.”
The awards ceremony also included a stop motion animation of their expedition created by participants f rom Cambuslang Universal Connections and an excerpt from Vertigo Theatre’s production of Beauty and the Beast Jr.
The Stonelaw High School students who received a bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award are:
Gavin Smith, Euan Carr, Annie Gage, Erin Morgan, Naomi Shilliday, Lewis Healy, Logan Keys, Bryony Falconer, Hannah Sanderson, Jack McCabe Thomas McSkimming, Katie Turner, Namjeet Bhatia, Calum Loftus, Victoria Brownlie, Andrew Morris, Iona Collings, Rachel Woods, Anna O’Connor, Shea Boland, Caitlyn Wang, Alexander Fulton, Jamie Alexander, Hannah McMillan, Gillian MacFarlane, Lewis Breslin, Beth Roberts and Rebecca Sorley.
Silver award recipients at Stonelaw High School are: Shelby Millen, Calum Mooney, Meg McAteer, David McCarthy, Euan MacLaren and Fraser Newton.
The Rutherglen High School students who received a bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award are:
George Albert, Owen Campbell, Craig McPherson, Nicole Cassells, Leah Brennan and Thom Gilmour.
Members of Cambuslang Universal Connections who received a bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award are:
Leah McCallion, Amy Russell, Kristen Sim, Jordyn Burnett Meharry, Jade Kerr, Rebecca Burnett, Skye Bennett, Rachel Morrison, Dean Johnston, Natasha Inglis, Alexander Reid, Joshua Burnett and Fergus Edwards. Una MacKie also received a silver award.
The Trinity High School students who received a bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award are:
Eilidh McNicol, Cailean Cullen, Nicole Kirk, Serena Piacentini, Megan Hannah, David Ford, Matthew Szafranek, Erin Duffy, Sancia Sam, Hannah MacArthur, Ben Lynch, Matthew Murphy, Niamh Lafferty, Pierce McHugh, Emily Graham, Taylor Sheerin, Ella Bugdol, Frazer Stewart, Shannon Sweeney, Lucy Cassidy, Erin Welsh, Emily McDougall, Charlotte Smith, Gemma Gourlay, Fiona Rankin, Megan McLaughlin, Michael Smith, Shannon Ward, Kieran Day, Ryan Kelly, Ronan Hammond, Allana Doherty, Anna Carr, Connor Skey and Hayley Kelly.
Today the DofE is widely recognised as having a long-term positive impact on young people’s prospects
Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award winners from Trinity High School’s S5 and S6 year groups with PE teacher Martin O’Donnell and councillor and head teacher Brian McKenna.
Achievement Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award winners from Trinity High School’s S4 year group with PE teacher Martin O’Donnell, head Peter Bollen and Councillor Brian McKenna.
Fernhill School Felicity Dougan, 16, from Glasgow, Georgia-May Drennan, 17, from East Kilbride and Ciara Devlin, 16, from Cambuslang with Provost of South Lanarkshire Eileen Logan
Congrats Depute leader of South Lanarkshire Council councillor Jackie Burns with Stonelaw High’s Duke of Edinburgh’s award recipients