A number of over-50s from across Angus received Discovery Award certificates, after having successfully completing a number of challenges, at an award ceremony held at the Damacre Centre, Brechin, on Monday.
The Discovery Award was formed in 1987 when the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme advisor, along with six enthusiastic men and women put together a programme of activity and self-development during an adventure weekend for the over 50’s run by Tayside Outdoor Education Service.
The award is open to all persons over 50 regardless of status, state of health and level of ability.
There are three levels to the award – bronze, silver and gold – all divided into four sections, that help discover, amongst other things, new strengths and hidden talents, new interests or the opportunity to meet mew and interesting people.
Receiving bronze awards on Monday were Margo Forbes, Grace Murray and Irene Birse who all completed 24-30 hours of service in the community in 12 weeks, 24-30 hours of recreational pursuit in12 weeks, 50-60 hours of service in the community in 26 weeks and a journey of discovery – a physical challenge or personal research, exploring and extending their own knowledge and interests.
Gaining silver awards were Grace Stewart, Isobella Rae, Sandra Livingston and Ailie Morgan who all completed 48-60 hours of service in the community in 26 weeks, 50-60 hours of recreational pursuit in 26 weeks, 100-120 hours of service in the community in 52 weeks and a journey of discovery.
Picking up the gold award was Agnes Paton who completed 100-120 hours of service in the community in 52 weeks, 50-60 hours of recreational pursuit in 26 weeks, 150-180 hours of service in the community over a 78 week period and a journey of discovery.
For more information contact Kathleen Shepherd on 01307 466924.