NETWORK Ryde, the Town Council’s youth service, delivered 12 certificates earlier this week to young people who achieved their bronze and silver Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Awards. 

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Network Ryde act as an Open Award Centre on the Isle of Wight where young people can take part in the scheme. 

The DofE awards support young people to learn and develop skills by completing four sections to receive their bronze, silver and gold awards. The sections are: skills, physical, volunteering and an expedition. 

Bex Swan, youth work manager, said, “The team at Network Ryde are so proud of the young people achieving their awards, especially as many of them have had to adapt the activities within their sections due to the pandemic.

"Although this was not a normal awards ceremony, it was still important to recognise the young people’s achievements and we hope to celebrate in person when they achieve their silver and gold awards next.”

Young people achieving bronze DofE awards: Madeleine Hemper; Ruby Hendey; Bonham Black; Hannah Ainsworth; Lili Mae Lane; Sam Smith and Alex Williams.

Young people achieving silver DofE awards: Patrick Douglas, Carolina Lamb Sophie Bruce, Alice Aldridge-Snell and Simon Grimes.

Network Ryde can be contacted by phone on 300128 or by email at