By: Blonde One

Today I have had the most amazing afternoon spent with some of the finest young people that Devon has to offer! I have been to the presentation of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award where a small selection of Devon’s young adults have received their hard earned Award. I have been reminded (not that I needed it) that there are some truly inspirational youngsters amongst us and that every now and then it is VERY important to remind them how amazing they are. I have today spent time with future coastal engineers, doctors, politicians and astrophysicists and been totally blown away by how much they have already achieved in their lives. Between them they have notched up an impressive number of voluntary hours, learned an astounding amount of new skills and trekked thousands of miles in hostile conditions. I am totally in awe!

As has already been said this afternoon, these people are our future and it was a total honour to be able to share their afternoon with them. Congratulations to them all (and especially to my beautiful Astrophysicist daughter)!