Finding their way to golden future

February 23, 2012
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Duke of Edinburgh award participants plot their route through the Brecon Beacons on the JLGB expedition

Duke of Edinburgh award participants plot their route through the Brecon Beacons on the JLGB expedition

More than 50 young people spent their half-term trekking in the Brecon Beacons as part of the JLGB's expanded kosher expedition provision for the Duke of Edinburgh gold award.

Participants came from the London area, Manchester and Cardiff. Among them was Helena Raymond-Hayling from Borehamwood, who found "the whole experience great. The fact we were in random groups meant we got to know everyone a lot better and all the leaders were really kind and helpful."

The brigade's Duke of Edinburgh award manager, Daniel Seedburgh, said the group had learned a great deal. "They are all now looking forward to putting their new knowledge to the test."

There is still time to apply for the bronze and silver award groups. Northern co-ordinator Steven Weller wants "as many people as possible to have this opportunity. It's so much fun [and the qualification] is great for Ucas forms and CVs."

    Last updated: 3:34pm, February 23 2012