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Coventry pupils receive National Award for Volunteering

Published Monday, 25 March 2019

Coventry pupils have been presented with a national award to celebrate their volunteering efforts.

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Volunteering Achievement Award was presented to celebrate 9,360 hours of voluntary service by Coventry’s young people over the last twelve months.

Jo Huck, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme’s Operations Manager stated’

‘This is a fantastic achievement by the young people of Coventry. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme is the world’s leading youth achievement award, helping young people to develop whilst also gaining skills for life.’

Councillor Kevin Maton attended the presentation and added ‘The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme in Coventry is supported by the City Council. Currently we have 1,650 young people taking part in the Award Scheme. Their contribution as volunteers working in our communities is inspiring. We’re delighted that their achievements have been recognised and that they’ve gained this National Award.’

Pupils and staff from Riverbank and Coundon Court Academies accepted the Award on behalf of all the City’s young people who have contributed their time and energy voluntarily as part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

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