9 Young Leaders Complete Duke of Edinburgh Award at Salmon


Nine young people have successfully completed their Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award at Salmon this autumn.

The young people, all part of Salmon’s Young Leaders programme which aims to develop young people’s leadership skills, received their Awards after a year of developing their physical, practical and social skills through weekly volunteering at Salmon and an outdoor expedition over the summer.

Seven of the young people completed the more advanced Silver Award, whilst two completed the Bronze Award.

Amongst the duo was Jade, a current Youth Work apprentice at Salmon, who first embarked on the DofE programme in 2015.

She said: “This was my seventh time attempting the Bronze Award and I finally did it! I did DofE because I wanted to build my map-reading skills and have more time outside.

I also wanted to prove to myself that I can do anything if I put my mind to it. In the process I’ve learnt patience and teamwork. It took a lot of hard work but it was worth it.”

The Duke of Edinburgh Award gives young people the opportunity to develop new and existing skills, while gaining accreditation that can enhance their career and educational prospects in later life.

Get in touch with us if you would like to find out more about doing the Duke of Edinburgh Award through Salmon’s Young Leaders programme.


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