Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

We are delighted to congratulate 2 of our Year 13 students on achieving their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award! Tilly D and Erin C completed Volunteering for 12 months, Physical and Skills development  – one section for 12 months and the other for 6 months, an Expedition of 4 days and 3 nights and a Residential for 5 days and 4 nights. A huge commitment alongside studying for A levels and they both demonstrated resilience, dedication and hard work.
Tilly had the honour of attending a celebration event at Buckingham Palace this week with her mum (pictured!) As the DofE website says “achieving a Gold Award is a big deal so, it’s only right you get a proper celebration of your outstanding achievements”!!  Erin is yet to receive her celebration invitation and is looking forward to attending later in the year.
Tilly’s highlight of the day was walking through the palace gates, surrounded by so many people with the Gold Award in common. Incredibly well deserved Tilly, you should feel extremely proud. Tilly volunteered for CAFT, our chosen charity for last year’s Sponsored Walk fundraiser, a local community charity and also the Garrick Theatre. She followed a fitness programme for the Physical section and developed her piano playing for the Skills section. She said the expedition was great fun – planning, training and camping in the Lake District with Erin. 
Huge congratulations to both students from all of us in Sixth Form.
Mrs Wilson