Duke of Edinburgh Award celebration

Duke of Edinburgh Award celebration

Sadie White No Comment

Young people across Sheffield celebrated their achievements at the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Presentation Evening at Sheffield Town Hall on 5th March. 839 young people, including pupils from 29 schools and young people from charity and youth groups celebrated receiving their Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Sheffield Futures Chief Executive Officer, Gail Gibbons opened the event by thanking ‘All staff, teachers and volunteers whose hard work and tireless effort goes in to making each Award a success and helping young people to achieve their goals.’

The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Anne Murphy presented the certificates. ‘Well done to all of the students, we are very proud of you. It’s important that we do these awards and build on our learning, skills and expertise. Well done and congratulations.’

Parent Vicki Grayson said, ‘This has been an amazing experience for Thomas and he has grown in confidence. He is now looking forward to gaining his Gold Award!’

Parent Kate Bradshaw said ‘The skills and confidence Matthew has gained through achieving the Bronze and Silver Awards is amazing.  He talks about the award all the time, his motto is “we never give up”’.  Thank you so much.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Manager, Alan Pashley, said, ‘As a past pupil of Sheffield and award holder myself I’m immensely proud to be the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Manager. I hope that you all go on to reflect upon and re-live your experiences many times in your futures and that what you have learnt proves useful to you. On behalf of us all I thank you for being so inspirational.

Gary Uttley from All Saints Catholic High School said it had been ‘An enjoyable evening for all the participants.’

Jackie Cooke from Meadowhead School was presented with a long service award and said “I’m so proud to be involved with the Award and to see the positive effects and outcomes for all the young people involved.”

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