The youngsters met the Duke at St James’ Palace
Young people in Richmond were given an exclusive presentation with the Duke of Edinburgh at St James’ Palace last week.
A record-breaking 48 people from Richmond were awarded a Duke of Edinburgh award at this year’s ceremony, more than any other London borough.
Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Cllr Christine Percival, said they were delighted that so many young people from the borough were involved with the scheme.
“The Council is immensely proud of the number of young people who collected Gold Awards this year and the hard work they put in to get them to Saint James’s Palace,” she said.
“The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is so rewarding and I’d like to see as many young people as possible get involved.”
Participants completed their award with London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Youth Service, Hampton School, St Paul’s School, Richmond upon Thames College, The Lady Eleanor Holles School and the Harrodian School.
Richmond VIP guests included The Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr Meena Bond, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Cllr Christine Percival, and Richmond and Kingston Councils’ joint Director of Children’s Services, Nick Whitfield.
Photo of courtesy of John Fielding, with thanks.
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