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Rewarded fun

20th November 2013

If you want to take part in a regular physical activity, give a weekly commitment to volunteering and learn a new skill then why not take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award?

More than 610 young people across Bexley have taken part in the awards scheme in the last 12 months alone, covering everything from kayaking along the River Medway to walking in Kent and Sussex and trekking across Dartmoor and the Brecon Beacons and a whole lot more.

The annual awards ceremony was held last night at St John the Evangelist Church in Sidcup to reward those who took part. Hosted by Bexley Youth Service's Awards & Targeted Activities team, awards were presented to each individual by the Mayor of Bexley Councillor, Sharon Massey and attended by Bexley Councillors Hunt, Cammish, Camsey and Perrior, along with the Deputy Director of Youth, Families and Employment, Linda Tottman.

“Over 400 young people received the Bronze award, 200 received the Silver award and 10 received recognition at local level for the Gold award.” said London Borough of Bexley’s Awards and Alternative Curriculum Coordinator, Mick Cahill who works with young people. “The Gold achievers will go on to attend a national presentation held at St. James’ Palace where they will receive their certificates from HRH Prince Edward.”

Young people can access the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award through Bexley Youth Service via schools, youth clubs and the Open Award Centre based here, in Arch C at The Link.


T: 020 8320 3720
E: mick.cahill@bexley.gov.uk