Youngsters pick up bronze and silver awards

Duke of Edinburgh Awards at Eastbourne Town Hall SUS-151222-104853001
Duke of Edinburgh Awards at Eastbourne Town Hall SUS-151222-104853001

Twenty bronze and silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards were presented to youngsters at the annual Awards ceremony at Eastbourne Town Hall.

The prestigious awards recognised dedication and attainment in the awards four sections which included skills, volunteering, physical and expedition. The youngsters had completed their awards at the Eastbourne Open Award Centre (EOAC) based at Brodrick Road, Hampden Park.

The awards were presented by the Mayor of Eastbourne, Janet Coles. Bronze awards were presented to members of the Boys’ Brigade 3rd Eastbourne Company. These were Michael Bowley, Caleb Johnson, Simon Greenan and Luke Greenan. Other bronze winners were Ruth Evans, Francesca Guldemond, Phoebe Hepburn, Anya Jackson, Evie Jenkins, Josie Lee, Megan McHale, Joseph Newing, Vita North, Lily Thompson, Sam Thurman, Zane Verna and Issy Wheeler. The silver winners were Joanna Bruce, Ayse Caglayan and Emma Cooper.

Chairperson of the EOAC committee, Cllr Pat Hearn, said, “The achievement of these awards demonstrated very special qualities and skills that are not always tested during the pursuit of academic results. They show self-motivation, resourcefulness and commitment. Plus, even more importantly, a consciousness of the needs of others within their community.”

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