Watford Duke of Edinburgh's Award success

12 April 2017

26 young people in Watford are celebrating achieving their bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award this year thanks to their hard work and perseverance.

This means that an impressive 468 hours were spent undertaking voluntary work, 312 hours taking part in a physical activity and a massive 696 hours learning a new skill.

For their expedition section, the young people learnt a variety of different skills, including navigation, map reading and cooking on a trangia. They also took part in a two-day assessed expedition in the Chilterns to gain this part of the award.

Meanwhile, for the physical activity and skills sections a range of sports and interests were chosen, from sports such as netball, swimming, field hockey and badminton to bharathanatiyam (Indian classical dance) and street dance.

Young people learned skills including car maintenance and learning to play a musical instrument, while volunteering options included helping in a charity shop, volunteering at the library and helping in a nursing home.

All of the young people gained a great deal from working towards their bronze award – as well as a valuable addition to add to their CV. They held a celebration event at the end of March to mark their success.

Find out more about taking part in the DofE with YC Hertfordshire in Watford.