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Young people receive Duke of Edinburgh's Award at Buckingham Palace

8 June 2022
Five young people in Thurrock attended a Buckingham Palace garden party in May to celebrate completing their gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE).
The award scheme, which has been running since 1956, encourages young people aged 14 to 24 to take part in a number of activities to develop their personal, physical and volunteering skills in preparation for adult life. Participants progressed through their bronze and silver awards before culminating in the gold award, as part of Thurrock Council's DofE licence.