YOUNG people from Bexhill were among those who celebrated achieving Duke of Edinburgh Awards at a special ceremony at The Phoenix Arts Centre in Hastings.
Each young person receiving their DofE Award completed a personal programme of activities lasting at least six months for the Bronze and 12 months for the Silver Award.
For the volunteering section, activities ranged from helping children and elderly people to road safety campaigning and nature conservation. Skill section choices included playing a musical instrument, photography, cookery and web design. In the Physical section competitive rugby and badminton playing appeared alongside recreational running and swimming. The Expedition section involved planning, training for and undertaking two and three day expeditions in areas such as the South Downs, Ashdown Forest, Dartmoor and
the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset.
Participants came from Bexhill High School, Frewen College, Hastings Academy, Helenswood School, Invicta Open Award Centre, Bexhill, St Leonards Academy, Sussex Coast College Hastings, Targeted Youth Support Service and William Parker Sports College and Parkwood Sixth Form. Anyone who wants to find out more about taking part or helping to inspire young people to get involved in DofE, can contact Catherine Corfield on 01323 727852.