Young people win awards

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Young people and youth workers who have learned a range of new skills were rewarded at a ceremony.

Professor Ronald Barr, chief executive officer of the Department of Education and Children, presented Open Awards to 27 recipients.

The DEC’s youth service is a registered centre for Open Awards – a charity that allows learners to gain recognised qualifications at four levels, over syllabus of subjects, by clocking up credits.

Grainne Burns, of the youth service, said: ‘Open Awards offer qualifications that are flexible enough to be delivered in diverse settings, from small providers such as the youth service here to large colleges.

‘The skills the participants have learned will stand them in good stead not just within a youth setting but in all aspects of life and their future careers.

‘We have also supported CruzKids – the support group for bereaved children run by Cruse Isle of Man – in accrediting older members in a mentoring course.’

Open Awards were awarded to: Level 3 Role of the Outdoor Worker: Louise Coase, David Collins and Ryan Craig.

Level 2 Introduction to Youth Work:

Laura Wasley, Victoria Melling, Katrina Grib, Connor Cracknell, Sasha Collister, Chris Cain, Rob Faragher, Andrew Galka, Michael Gorda and Johnny Wade.

Level 2 Mentoring for Volunteers: Kharl Flynn, Rebecca Greatbatch, Toby Hedges, Ammon Yeardsley and Ben Yeardsley.

Level 2 Photography: Christopher Long, Todd Pilling, Samuel Walmsley and Joseph Williamson.

Level 2 Discovering Music: Carl Shrewring.

Level 1 Sound and Lighting: Michael Cowin, Laura-Beth O’Neill, Ben Cunningham, Juan Shimmin.

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