CROWN PRINCE ALEXANDER HOSTS DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD PRESENTATION CEREMONY
AT THE WHITE PALACE
Belgrade, 8 November 2012 – Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine and the Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Serbia His Excellency Mr. Michael Davenport hosted the Duke of Edinburgh Award presentation ceremony for students of the British International School in Belgrade at the White Palace.
The Crown Prince congratulated the winners and underlined the importance that all young people have the chance to develop skills for work and life, fulfill their potential and have a brighter future. Crown Prince Alexander took part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award activities and adventures when he was a student at Gordonstoun School in Scotland.
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Princess Katherine support to activities that inspire young people to improve their social and work skills is a part of an overall effort to actively contribute to development and modernization of Serbia.
His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and His Excellency the Ambassador presented 12 Duke of Edinburgh Awards to students of the British International School. The award is designed for students age 14 to 24 who successfully complete programs designed to increase their employability, social skills and physical readiness.
Each year more than 275,000 people across the globe compete for the award presented in bronze, silver and gold. To qualify, Serbian students volunteered in service of their communities, developed physical and social skills. Students also took internships at companies to increase their employability.
To find out more about the Duke of Edinburgh Award please visit the official Internet presentation of the Award at www.dofe.org