Ad­ven­tur­ous pupils re­warded for ef­forts

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

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

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