Colyton students win DofE Awards

PUBLISHED: 10:08 01 May 2016 | UPDATED: 09:13 17 May 2016

Georgia Stidwell, 17, from Colyton, and George Piper, from near Honiton, receive their certificates

Two year 12 students from Colyton Grammar School have been presented with Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards.

Georgia Stidwell, 17, from Colyton, received her Bronze Award and George Piper, 17, who lives near Honiton, achieved a Silver.

Speaking about her success, Georgia said: “I’m really glad that I have this. I’m proud that my hard work has paid off!”

The award involves completing an expedition, as well as developing skills in sport and volunteering.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a charity that has been dedicated to helping young people ‘give it their all’ since 1956.

This year is the charity’s 60th anniversary and it is celebrating with a slogan calling for ‘everyone to give it their all in 2016’, with a special Diamond Challenge, which is open to anyone of any age.

More information on how to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme can be found on the organisation’s website at :

Details of the Diamond Challenge can be found at

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