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Duke of Edinburgh's award students go for Gold

Congratulations to our former students Sophie Essex, Katy Essex, Laura Rowe and Louis Davis who, along with Mr Riley, attended Buckingham Palace before May half term to collect their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards.

The Awards were presented by HRH Earl of Wessex, along with the guest motivational speaker, Kimberley Wyatt of the Pussycat Dolls. Well done to all four students on their achievement.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is highly regarded by universities and employers, who recognise the level of personal development the awards represent and achieving a Gold Award is a particularly impressive achievement showing that an individual has the skills, determination and mentality to really succeed.

The award consists of:

  • Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community.
  • Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities.
  • Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests.
  • Expedition: planning, training for, and completion of an adventurous journey.

At Gold level, participants must do an additional fifth Residential section, which involves staying and working away from home for five days, doing a shared activity. This year's Gold participants are making their final plans for their expedition to Ireland on 10 July. We wish them luck! 

A total of 59 students from Tewkesbury School have now successfully achieved their Gold Awards since the scheme started at the school in 1986.

Watch this space if you are in Year 8 or 9 and are interested in starting the Bronze award - info about joining the scheme will be published soon!

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