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Duke of Edinburgh's Award 2017

We are delighted to celebrate the achievements of girls who have achieved a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award this year. In May we were joined by Laura Lang, Duke of Edinburgh’s Operation Officer (South Oxfordshire) who presented certificates and congratulated 118 girls on their completion of Awards at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.

The time, effort and organisation required to manage a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is significant and completion of an award is down to the individual’s determination and reliability to attend activities and to commit to volunteering on a weekly basis for a three, six or twelve month period. The result of this has been an amazing 2264 hours of volunteering by those girls who have achieved an award in the 12 months to April 2017.

The completion of an Award is not possible without the mention of the expedition that participants must complete; two, three or four days with overnight camps for Bronze, Silver and Gold respectively. In addition to those who have achieved awards we have already had 84 Bronze and 54 Silver participants successfully plan, prepare for and complete their expeditions this season, and are well on the way to the fulfilment of the remaining sections of their Awards.

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