Young people from Wrexham Open Award Centre and Wrexham Pupil Referral Unit have been celebrating achieving Gold, Silver and Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards following 18 months of hard work.

Between them they achieved 9 gold, 7 silver and 32 bronze awards which were awarded recently by The Mayor, Cllr Rob Walsh and British Paralympic Track and Field athlete Sabrina Fortune.

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Also there to congratulate and support their achievements was Ricky Munday – founder of Inspire Alpine and conqueror of Everest who encouraged all the young people to overcome any challenges they may face in the future.

Wrexham’s own songwriter and performer Luke Gallagher provided his own unique brand of musical entertainment throughout the evening.

Achieving a Gold Award is no mean feat! During a 12-18 month journey, participants explore new skills and challenges, develop opportunities to enhance their knowledge and abilities in five areas: Volunteering, Physical Activity, Skills, Expeditions as well as Residential Activities. This is why Gold is the highest level of DofE award that can be achieved by young people aged 16-23 years.

Wrexham DofE has been supporting its young people to complete their awards for over 30 years; with Young People from Wrexham choosing to take on a wide range of interests and pursuits and the programmes are personalised to these passions and interests.

“Want to get involved?

If you are under 23 years, or know a young person who would like the challenge of doing a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Bronze, Silver or Gold then get in touch with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award team who are based at the Victoria Young People’s Centre on a Monday or Wednesday evening on 01978 317958 or mobile 07800689102 from 6.00pm to 8.30pm, alternatively email dofe@wrexham.gov.uk.

For more information about The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, visit www.DofE.org

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