This is Alice, Robyn, Charu, and Roz, who are the first of our students who have completed their DofE gold award with school. There were also a number of our students who had completed their gold award with other centres.
They were given their certificates by Squash Falconer, the mountaineer and adventurer who was the first female to climb Mont Blanc and then paraglide down from the summit. She has also climbed mount Everest. She gave a really interesting talk about her adventures and her own DofE experiences. As a group we met Princess Eugenie and we also saw Prince William the Duke of Cambridge.
It has been a really exciting year for us this year. We have record numbers of students participating with 135 starting bronze, 65 silver and 19 gold. This is well up on last year when we had 88 bronze, 58 silver and 4 gold.
We have also record numbers completing their awards with our first ever gold award holders. Congratulations to Roz, Farah (2015-16)and Sudiksha(2016-2017). We have at least four other students who should complete in the coming weeks.
We have awarded 67 Silver awards and 76 bronze awards to the 2015-16 cohort and we have 83 bronze and 53 silver awards (from the 2016-17 cohort) which just need the assessor reports to be completed before those individuals will also complete the award!
Well done to all involved.