Girls in the senior section of Girlguiding Wharfedale have been presented with four silver and 15 bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

The badges and certificates were handed out by Ilkley Parish Council chairman, Councillor Mike Gibbons, at Outside the Box community cafe in Ilkley.

For the past year, girls from 1st Addingham Senior Section and 1st Rombalds Rangers have devoted many hours to improve their skills, by taking up activities such as astronomy, DIY, Chinese, musical instruments, dancing and sewing.

The girls and their Leaders, Kathy Hunt and Karen Palframan, are now planning expeditions to The Yorkshire Dales, South Pennines and The Lake District during 2014, towards their next awards.