Two ex-students were invited to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday 24th May to receive their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Katy Brooks and Henry Mullenger (both Year 13 in 2013) started their Bronze Award in Year 9 and completed their Gold whilst at university. Achieving your Gold Award is a big deal. It shows that you have the skills, determination and mentality to really succeed!
On the day they saw the Earl and Countess of Wessex and were presented with their certificates by Ore Oduba, TV presenter and winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2016.
Henry said “For me, D of E has been one of the greatest experiences ever in which I have been lucky enough to travel and explore some of nature’s greatest landscapes. Through the challenge of the expeditions me and my group have made friendships that will last a lifetime”.
For more information about D of E at WGS please click here.