Bridlington students receive Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Phoebe Clark and Hollie McKie and Duke of Edinburgh leaders Clare Gardiner, Todd Johnson and Simon Pick (submitted)

Phoebe Clark and Hollie McKie and Duke of Edinburgh leaders Clare Gardiner, Todd Johnson and Simon Pick (submitted)

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PUPILS from Bridlington School who completed their Duke of Edinburgh award at Bronze and Silver level were recognised at an awards ceremony last week.

Held at Willerby Manor Hotel on Monday night, the ceremony was hosted by Megan Price of East Riding Youth Support Service and included addresses from the chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council Chad Chadwick and Lord Lieutenant Mrs Susan Cunliffe-Lister.

The awards ceremony was attended by Bridlington School Sports College pupils and Duke of Edinburgh leaders Simon Pick, Todd Johnson, Sue Nicholson and Clare Gardiner.

Bridlington School Sports College teacher, Simon Pick said: “The Duke of Edinburgh award is a huge achievement for all the pupils who completed it. It represents a huge investment of their own time learning new skills, helping the community and developing self-reliance. They should be very proud of their achievement.”

The Duke of Edinburgh award covers four sections: volunteering - in which participants give their time to help out in their local community; physical - in which participants achieve a greater physical fitness through participation and improvement in physical activity; and skills - in which participants develop a new skill.

Students also go on an expedition - pupils walk a route they had planned themselves while carrying equipment, camping overnight and cook their own food in the outdoors.

Bridlington School pupils carried out their expedition in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.