Record Numbers of Gordano Students Complete Duke of Edinburgh Awards in 2018/19
- By Rachele Snowden
- Posted 10th July 2019
The Duke of Edinburgh award scheme is very popular with our students and staff and 2018/19 has certainly been no exception, with over 180 students enrolled for this year and record numbers of students completing awards last year, we are now one of the largest and most successful centres in the South West.
In May 2019, 4 former pupils (Alexander Marsh, Calum Bonner, Oliver Marsden, Jessica King & Abigail Purvis) collected their Gold Awards at Buckingham Palace. We also have a further 5 pupils awaiting invites to collect their awards soon.
In January a cohort of Gordano Bronze and Gold students featured on Points West. The students were undertaking a pilot of a first aid scheme as part of their volunteering and skills sections. To support this in February we were honoured with a Royal visit from HRH The Countess of Wessex who came to see the delivery of this scheme by our Gold to our Bronze participants. This was a really positive day for all the students involved and a welcome recognition of the ongoing success of our DofE scheme.
As we come to the end of term 6, all 100 students of the Bronze cohort have recently completed their final expedition across the sunny Mendips, the Gold students were out exploring Snowdonia during activities week, while the Silver team took on Dartmoor last weekend. Well done everyone.