Dukes Open Evening

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme

London Borough of Merton’s Youth Service is holding an open evening for those interested in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme on Wednesday 26 September in Morden.

Merton council runs the award scheme in the borough for young people age 14-25 years as part of the Youth Service.

There are over 1,000 young people registered with the award in Merton and numbers continue to rise.

Young people take part in the scheme at bronze, silver or gold level by completing four sections: service, skill, physical recreation and expedition.

It is a voluntary program completed in extra curricular time that offers the chance to participate in a wide variety of activities, learn new skills and make new friends.

The award is nationally recognised by employers and educational institutions and is a valuable addition to a CV or Record of Achievement.

Carol Curtis, Borough Award Co-ordinator, said: “We have a committed Youth Services Team which last year saw an eight per cent increase in new participants for the award scheme and a 20 per cent rise in the number of young people completing their awards.”

She continued: “It is important for young people to know that there are things that they can do in their free time which are both fun and constructive.”

The event will take place from 7:30 – 9:30pm at the Wyvern Youth Centre, 18 Arras Avenue, Morden on Wednesday 26 September.

For further information please contact Carol Curtis, Borough Award Co-ordinator, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Youth Office, The Pavilion, Farm Road, Morden (020) 8648 1786