A record number of borough youngsters have completed the highly esteemed Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.
Over the past year, 157 young people have received certificates for completing a range of activities, including camping, volunteering, learning to play an instrument, and develop a community allotment.
And the latest group of forty 14 to 25-year-olds received their awards at a ceremony at North Tyneside Council’s headquarters.
Council chairman Coun Janet Hunter and Deputy Lieutenant Barry Speker OBE handed out the bronze, silver or gold awards.
Coun Hunter said: “I was delighted to award these young people with their certificates and chat to them about their experiences.
“They have certainly created wonderful and exciting memories, which I’m sure they will treasure forever, as well as building strong friendships and bonds with others.”
Anyone interested in taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award should email Helen.Jarvis@northtyneside.gov.uk