Hundreds of youngsters are celebrating receiving a prestigious award.
More than 200 young people have achieved the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in North Tyneside – the highest ever in the borough.
It was an honour to meet these remarkable young people and present them with their certificatesCoun Tommy Mulvenna
This year, 201 youngsters, aged between 14 and 25, gained either the Bronze, Silver of Gold certificate.
Taking a minimum of six months to complete each level, the young people had to take part in a volunteering, expedition and physical task.
And their achievements were celebrated at an event held at North Tyneside Council’s HQ, where many of them were awarded their certificates by North Tyneside Council chairman, Coun Tommy Mulvenna and Vice-Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear Gavin Black.
Coun Mulvenna said: “It was an honour to meet these remarkable young people and present them with their certificates.
“It sounds like they’ve had a brilliant time and they’ve also given so much support to their local communities.
“Well done and congratulations to them all.”
Anyone interested in taking part in Duke of Edinburgh can email Helen.Jarvis@northtyneside.gov.uk