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Sam Sykes Ltd, named after its founder, was created to make the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme as accessible as possible to young people. The Duke of Edinburgh Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award, created to inspire young people to generate challenges that are enjoyable and fulfilling providing them greater success in life.

Sam has harnessed his thrill seeking spirit of adventure into an exciting but safe environment for young adults, by providing courses with key objectives, such as ‘improving self belief’ and ‘understanding for others’.

During the time Sam, and before that his father, has been running these courses, there have been highs and lows, spills and thrills, struggles and triumphs. Why did they do it? What did they learn? What challenges did they face, and what motivates Sam to push on to a higher level?
The higher risks and demands in Health and Safety have made it difficult for schools to easily provide students...

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