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Golden opportunity for Duke of Edinburgh Awards trainees

Duke of Edinburgh Awards participants at a training session last October (File photograph)

Young people across Bermuda have received practical training in the skills to make the grade in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

The classes were given to participants in the open awards, which are for young people who do not get access to the programme through their school.

The group received in-person training for bronze, silver and gold awards, supplementing online training given since November.

The National Award Office has revived the open award to offer all three levels of the award.

The training sessions included a night navigation exercise, team building, first aid and camp craft.

Linda Tailford from the Bermuda Scouts Association demonstrated how to build a safe campfire.

Last Friday, the gold level group carried out a night navigation exercise at Ferry Reach Park in St George’s.

Karen Simmons, the programme director, said the training was a first for the island.

She added: “The award also partnered with a number of organisations to offer cultural explorations in both the City of Hamilton and St George’s.”

Five groups were trained in skills needed for their “adventurous journeys” phase of the awards later this year.

Jovanna Douglas, the award chairwoman, said the training was free of charge thanks to donors.

She added: “If you are interested in getting involved in the programme or would like to donate, please e-mail fiona@theaward.bm or call 737-8959.”

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Published February 20, 2021 at 7:48 am (Updated February 19, 2021 at 7:48 am)

Golden opportunity for Duke of Edinburgh Awards trainees

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