Youngsters honoured at Duke of Edinburgh awards

The Argus: Youngsters honoured at Duke of Edinburgh awards Youngsters honoured at Duke of Edinburgh awards

Youngsters will be honoured at a ceremony to celebrate Duke of Edinburgh awards.

More than 350 young people will be recognised for passing their Bronze or Silver awards at Hove Town Hall tomorrow.

Students on this year’s scheme have given more than 5,000 hours of volunteering time to charities including Scope, Oxfam and the RSPCA through amateur radio, dress-making, web design and more.

Existing Gold Award students will act as hosts at the celebratory evening and will be on hand to introduce leaders from the 15 Brighton and Hove schools and youth centres taking part.

Dorothy Stringer student Rachel Garrett, pictured, spent six months on the scheme and recorded an EP with her band Grasshopper.

It later went on sale in Resident records.

Rachel said: “The scheme made me try so many new things. I proved to myself that I can achieve things even when pushed out of my comfort zone – I knew I’d find the expedition hard. I am less scared to try new things in the future.”

Doors open at 7.30pm.

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