glorious day in May in London, five students who left King’s last summer and
two current pupils were invited to receive their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award
at Buckingham Palace.
Fran Southern, Hannah Wilcock, Max Ridings, James Jordan, Fionn Carman, Hannah
McCormick and Katie Murphy enjoyed a wonderful day of celebration in the
gardens of Buckingham Palace, and reflected on their achievements as part of
the DofE scheme.
13 students now join an elite group of people to have received a Gold DofE
Award. Nationally, there are more students who receive first class honours
degrees than there are with a Gold DofE Award.
group were presented with their awards by Justin Hall, the National Geographic
Explorer/presenter/film maker and they also listened to a few words from the
Duchess of Wessex.
young people are a credit to the King’s School and to their families - we are
very proud of their achievements.
one of the largest parties from any single school to collect their Gold Awards
this summer. Each year, 250+ pupils at King’s participate in the Duke of
Edinburgh Awards scheme, each undertaking an expedition, learning a new skill
and undertaking some community service or volunteering for each award level of
Bronze, Silver and Gold.