Our great news continues this week as we share that last week, one of the Duke of Edinburgh Award groups from Warrington Lifelong Learning achieved their Gold Awards. After receiving their Gold badges, the group travelled to St James’s Palace in London to receive their Awards.
Completion of the Gold Award involves five key areas:
- Volunteering – all about making a difference to other people’s lives, giving your time to help others and changing things for the better
- Physical – a chance to focus on health and fitness, set challenges and be the best you can be
- Skills – discovering what you’re really good at, developing practical and social skills and nurturing personal interests and talents
- Expedition – planning and completing a practice and final expedition to get to grips with the great outdoors and improving communication and leadership skills
- Residential – spending five days and four nights taking part in a shared, worthwhile activity with people you’ve never met, boosting independence and confidence
So much hard work, determination and dedication has gone into this achievement and each member of the group has learned a lot along the way. We’d like to say a huge well done to all of you!
If you would like to find out more about our Duke of Edinburgh programme as part of Warrington Lifelong Learning, please get in touch with Darren Briggs – firstname.lastname@example.org