Duke of Edinburgh awards call new & old awardees

| 22/07/2014

(CNS): Officials from the Cayman Islands arm of the Duke of Edinburgh's award are looking for those who have been awarded certificates and pins to make contact so they can update the information on Caymanians participants in the global programme. They are also calling on any young people to get in touch to find out about how they can take part in what is described as a "rewarding experience". Cayman's latest gold medal holders are Allison McDonald, Jose Ardila and Mia Burke, who received their awards during the Queen’s Birthday Awards Ceremony last month. The trio completed a five-day Bahamas Expedition as their final stage, after being engaged over several years in challenging activities, skills and community projects.

In order to get her medal Allison sang in a choir, served on the executive board for a church's youth department, and had got down to some serious jogging in her leisure time. Jose earned his award by offering tutoring services, undertaking spinning classes, and doing community service at the Humane Society's Book Loft.  Meanwhile Mia attended a gym boot-camp, assisted with a church after-school programme, and became a qualified SCUBA rescue-diver.

anyone who thinks they would like to up their game and take part in the programme that requires young people to engage in worthwhile and positive pastimes is asked to contact local organisers. In addition, anyone who has already gone through the programme and received a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (gold, silver or bronze) is asked to help the group up-grade its computer records by sending in their names, level of award and the year. 

To provide personal details or details about joining the programme please email National Chairman Katherine Jackson at dukeaward68ci@gmail.com




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