Western Isles Duke of Edinburgh Awards

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The Annual Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Ceremony will take place in the Town Hall, Stornoway on Thursday 26th November 2015 at 7.30pm.

More than 60 young people will receive the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Awards will be presented by Cllr Catriona Stewart, Chair of Education & Children’s Services Committee.

The Ceremony will showcase the different elements of the award that the participants have been doing for their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is open to anyone aged 14 to 25.

It encourages young people to undertake exciting, constructive, challenging and enjoyable activities in their free time. Young people can participate in the award through local youth groups or open award groups.

The award consists of three progressive levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each level consists of four sections: Volunteering (helping the community); Skills (a hobby, skill or interest); Physical Recreation (sports, dance, fitness); Expeditions (on foot, cycle, horseback, or water).

In addition those participating in the Gold Award are required to complete a Residential Project.

More information about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is available on the Award website: {http:// www.DofE.org|at}

Anyone interested in participation in the Award locally should contact Alice Murray at the Community Education Office, 22-24 Point Street, Stornoway, phone number 01851 822714 widofe@cne-siar.gov.uk

The Western Isles Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Committee would like to thank Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar for their support towards the organisation of the Ceremony.