30 May 2022
Bangor Cadet Lucy Ouldfield attended Buckingham Palace this month to receive her Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE).
Widely acknowledged as the world’s leading achievement award for young people, DofE programmes enable young people to develop key skills for life and work, such as confidence, commitment and team working. Everyone who achieves a Gold DofE Award will volunteer, learn a skill, take part in a physical activity, take part in a week long residential and plan and undertake an expedition in wild country.
In order to receive her Gold Award Lucy completed 1 year’s training in the mountains, a 3 day practice expedition and a final 4 day / 3 night qualifying expedition staying in a tent.
Lucy also completed a 5 day volunteering residential away from home; a skill weekly for 18 months; a physical activity weekly for 12 months and volunteered weekly for 6months. This was all managed and administered by Bangor Fire Cadets.
Congratulations to Lucy who has shown persistence, dedication and personal development in order to achieve her Gold Award. Congratulations also to her volunteer NIFRS Cadet Leaders who facilitated Lucy’s DofE Award and whose hard work and commitment helped her to succeed.