A fabulous day at Buckingham Palace!

Sixth form students Ben, Matthew, Alex and Lamees had a fabulous day at Buckingham Palace on Thursday 17th May when the Duke of Edinburgh Award winners attended the palace to receive their Gold Awards. The students were accompanied by teaching staff and Duke of Edinburgh Co-Ordinators Mrs Kirby and Mr Taylor. The students had an opportunity to meet students from other schools who had also achieved their awards, whilst basking in the glorious sun over the beautiful gardens.

The event was hosted by the Royal Highnesses Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and HRH Countess of Wessex. The students were delighted to meet singer Alexandra Burke who awarded them with their certificates. A number of celebrity ambassadors were also present at the garden party which added to the excitement of the occasion.

Congratulations to all the students on this tremendous achievement and special thanks to Mrs Kirby, Mr Taylor, staff and all the parents who gave up their time to support the students throughout their Duke of Edinburgh experience!

St Clement Danes School has achieved the highest number of Duke  of Edinburgh Awards amongst Hertfordshire schools with 203 students at the school having successfully completed awards.

This year the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is going from strength to strength, with 134 students working towards their bronze awards, and a further 51 and 18 students, respectively, working towards their silver and gold awards. The scheme would struggle to run without volunteer staff and parents, in addition to the section assessors, (Volunteering, Physical and Skill at all levels and residential at gold only) and the school is grateful for this fantastic support.



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