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Supporting Young People to Achieve

On Tuesday 1st November, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participants from the Open Group Programme gathered to give presentations to complete their Expedition Section. The Friends of the Award Open Group welcomes DofE participants who wouldn’t otherwise have an opportunity to complete expeditions as well as those who’ve missed out for any reason. This was a great opportunity to revisit adventures and celebrate achievements. For some, including participants on a multi-year Covid-interrupted journey and referrals from CAMHS, giving their presentation was the final stage towards completing their award, and every bit as challenging as walking with a rucksack and fending off midges. Some of the Bronze team came along to receive their Expedition Sectional certificates. All were warmly congratulated by family, support and youth workers and Friends of the Award staff and Trustees. 

Illustrator Tom Morgan-Jones – familiar to some who had used Mission:Explore activity books illustrated by Tom to liven up their expedition – captured young people, quotes and experiences in ink.

The Open Group is part of a Youth Development Project supported by City of Edinburgh Council, a valued longstanding partnership with Friends of the Award.

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