Young peoples’ achievements celebrated

CUT ABOVE: Councillor Barry Lewis, Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Young People, cuts the commemorative cake watched by Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award recipients including High Peak students. Photo contributed.
CUT ABOVE: Councillor Barry Lewis, Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Young People, cuts the commemorative cake watched by Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award recipients including High Peak students. Photo contributed.
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HIGH PEAK youngsters are among the latest across Derbyshire to achieve their Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards.

Pupils from Chapel-en-le-Frith High School, Buxton Community School, New Mills School, Hope Valley College and St Thomas More were among 460 young people who achieved Bronze, Silver and Gold awards during the past six months.

The winners received their certificates and badges at a celebration event held at Derbyshire County Council’s (DCC) Matlock headquarters.

Councillor Barry Lewis, DCC Cabinet Member for Young People, said: “The Duke of Edinburgh scheme gives young people the chance to prove themselves away from the academic side of school life and is recognised by employers as a sign of drive and commitment.”

The Award helps young people gain confidence and independence while offering a challenge and the chance to try new activities and hobbies.