The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward sharing a light-hearted moment with the six awardees at Government House. (C. Pitt/BGIS)

Six Barbadians can now add the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award to their resume.

Honoured last evening in a ceremony at Government House, the awardees, ranging in ages from 14 to 25, were presented with their Gold Award certificates by His Royal Highness, the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, and witnessed by Governor-General, Sir Clifford Husbands.

he recipients were: Carla Alleyne, Avianne Birkett, Simone Cobham, Deniece Sandiford, Shara Spencer and Henderson Turton.

Prince Edward lauded the awardees and told them "that although there must have been times when you felt like giving up, the experience was worth it in the end, and continue to strive for excellence."

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, is presented to persons in the Commonwealth between the ages of 14 and 25 who make outstanding contributions in a particular public pursuit.

It is divided into three levels: gold, silver and bronze.?? To obtain an award, participants must demonstrate excellence in a number of areas, including service, skills, physical recreation and expeditions.??

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