Adventurous pupils rewarded for efforts
SEVEN former Fallibroome Academy students have been presented with their gold Duke of Edinburgh awards.
To earn the award the intrepid students have helped their community, learned new skills, taken part in physical challenges and completed a final expedition, which sees the adventurers set out on four day residential out in the wild.
The students, who have all graduated since taking part in the award, have now met with representatives from the group to be presented with their certificates.
Eleanor Thornber and Tom Williams were the first to be presented with their certificates in Edinburgh at the Palace of Holyroodhouse by Prince Phillip Duke of Edinburgh.
And Charlotte Colling, Lucy Devine, Katie Downes, Anna Harrington and Rachel Hunter, who finished last year, followed with a trip to St James Palace where they were presented with their Gold Certificates.
Rachel said: “Travelling to London to receive my DofE gold from Prince Edward was an amazing experience and I felt it was a very fitting end to my Duke of Edinburgh Journey.
“It was made even more special by receiving the award with my friends who I have shared many unforgettable memories with over the three awards.”
The certificates were presented by English entrepreneur, philanthropist and adventurer Justin Packshaw in the presence of his Royal Highness Prince Edward Earl of Wessex.
Oliver Hardman, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award co-ordinator at Fallibroome said: “I am very proud of the hard work and determination the students have shown completing all of the awards from Bronze to Gold, I wish them all the best in their future achievements.”
●● Katie Downes, Rachel Hunter, Anna Harrington, Charlotte Colling and Lucy Devine at St James’ Palace with Fallibroome’s DofE organiser, teacher Oliver Hardman