Prince Philip will be fondly remembered for many reasons, but the legacy of his Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, which continues to motivate and grow the confidence of millions of young people worldwide, is in itself an extraordinary and lasting tribute to him.
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Tragic events in Myanmar brought a poem of my early school years to mind but while Rudyard Kipling’s Mandalay describes a soldier at peace, brave Burmese people face shameful brutality daily campaigning for the return of their democracy watched by an apparently helpless world.
As our eldest granddaughter celebrated her 16th birthday, I was thinking of the remarkable range of rights which that age now gives to young adults. While such a passport of entitlements is welcome recognition of this age milestone there is no substitute for experience, and the ‘wisdom of age’ should always be available for support!
Crass action threatened by Brussels on EU cross-border delivery of coronavirus vaccine was an international embarrassment, but wouldn’t it be wonderful if it triggered international agreements to share vaccine knowledge and enable fast world inoculation.