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Earl of Wessex marks awards' 60th anniversary

By Cate McCurry

Published 13/10/2016

HRH The Earl of Wessex speaking with pupils from Ballyclare High School
HRH The Earl of Wessex speaking with pupils from Ballyclare High School
HRH The Earl of Wessex examining a model village with a Ballyclare High School pupil
HRH The Earl of Wessex with a group of Girl Guides from Enniskillen during a visit to Colebrooke Estate

The Earl of Wessex has marked the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award by meeting young people involved of the scheme on day two of a visit to Northern Ireland.

Edward also met leaders in schools and colleges as he paid tribute to their hard work.

The Earl first stopped off at Colebrooke Estate in Co Fermanagh where he was greeted by local Ulster Unionist MP Tom Elliott, followed by a group of Girl Guides from Enniskillen.

He also met Fire Service personnel while a group from Enniskillen Royal Grammar School provided music for the event.

Edward also visited Ballyclare High School to recognise the impact The Duke of Edinburgh's Award has had on local young people and communities as part of the charity's Diamond Anniversary celebrations. Staff and students from the school, along with political and community representatives, greeted Prince Edward on his arrival. The stop at the school also showcased some programmes and activities.

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