May 2019 Back to news

Gold Duke of Edinburgh certificates awarded in a wonderful ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

On Monday 13th May, fourteen Sixth Form pupils and OGs were presented with their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award certificates in a wonderful ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The weather was English-glorious and our group of students, with proud parents, were introduced to HRH The Duke of Wessex in the gardens. The School didn’t send a VIP guest this time, despite fond memories of the occasion with Prince Edward at St James’s Palace. Each group is welcomed by an ambassador of the Scheme as well, and ours was the actor Jason Watkin, BAFTA Award winner, and soon to be seen playing Harold Wilson alongside Olivia Colman in The Crown.

Congratulations to all the adventurers for persevering with the Award to this successful conclusion. The storm-lashed mountains of the Lake District are but distant memories.


Pictured, from left to right : Will Cubitt, Lewy Bailey, Bennett Withers, Dougie Wright, Jack Stewart-Richardson, Charlie Douds, George Smith, Emily Brinsden, Ollie Stromberg, Sam Aldersey-Williams, Bill Carter, Libby Lukins, Isabel Thurston, Anna Goodwin.