Prince Edward presents Gold Awards to youngsters in Shanghai

Twenty-four young people from six schools and organizations from Chinese mainland were presented Gold Awards from The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation.
Ti Gong

Twenty-four young people from six schools and organizations across the Chinese mainland were presented Gold Awards from The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation.

Among them, 16 received their Gold Awards in Shanghai and eight received theirs in Beijing. 

The Shanghai Gold Award holders came from Western International School Shanghai, Dulwich College Shanghai and Nord Anglia International School Pudong.

The awards were presented at ceremonies in Beijing and Shanghai by Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Chair of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, during his stay on the mainland from June 5-8.

“It is a great honor to meet such inspiring young people, hear about their award journeys and celebrate their achievements,” said the Earl of Wessex. “Achieving a Gold Award is not an easy task – it requires commitment, tests resilience and challenges young people to step outside their comfort zone. It also opens up many opportunities for young people and their communities.”

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global, non-formal education framework which challenges young people to develop new skills, get physically active, volunteer within their community and break outside their comfort zone to experience adventure.

Founded more than 60 years ago by the prince's father, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the award now operates in more than 130 countries and territories around the world, participated by over 1.3 million young people every year.

In the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong almost 60,000 young people are participating in the event, with this week’s presentations congratulating some of the top participants.

Ti Gong

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, is greeted by students at Western International School of Shanghai on Wednesday.


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