Release date: 24 May 2019
Six young people successfully completed their Duke of Cornwall Resilience Award today (Friday 24 May).
Assisting county councillors in an “emergency” was their final challenge in the five week scheme run by West Sussex County Council and the Parent and Carers Support Organisation (PACSO) charity.
The young people were then awarded certificates at the ceremony at Chichester Fire Station.
The Duke of Cornwall Resilience Award is a national scheme that aims to educate and train young people about dealing with emergencies.
The young people said: “It was amazing!”
Debbie Kennard, West Sussex County Councillor for Safer, Stronger Communities, said: “I am so proud of these six young people. They have done some brilliant work over the past few weeks towards this award and I know we all enjoyed being involved with their final exercise.
“The Duke of Cornwall Community Resilience Award is a great scheme to be involved with and I am really pleased these young people had the opportunity to take part.”
This is the first time West Sussex County Council have run the award with the Parent and Carers Support Organisation (PACSO) charity.
For more information about the Duke of Cornwall Community Resilience Award visit: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/community-and-living/cornwall-fire-and-rescue-service-homepage/about-us/what-we-do/community-safety-and-localism/community-initiatives/community-safety-award/