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    Students collect Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards at Presentation at Buckingham Palace

    Students collect Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards at Presentation at Buckingham Palace

    On a 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.

    Students 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.

    These 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.

    The 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.

    These young people are a credit to the King’s School and to their families - we are very proud of their achievements.

    This was 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.

     

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