St Albans School pupils feted for Duke of Edinburgh Gold achievement

PUBLISHED: 12:00 29 January 2018

Darcey Lucas and James Feast, stood in front of St Albans School, holding their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards. Photo: St Albans School.

Darcey Lucas and James Feast, stood in front of St Albans School, holding their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards. Photo: St Albans School.

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Pupils from St Albans School joined their fellows from across Herts to collect their Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Gold awards.

The group, which included former head girl Darcey Lucas, were accompanied by the school’s DofE coordinator, Maj Kenny Everitt, to meet the Earl of Wessex, who presented them with their awards.

School headmaster Jonathan Gillespie said: “I am incredibly proud of our pupils’ achievements.

“The Duke of Edinburgh Award inspires many of our pupils and helps to build their life skills through the expeditions to Snowdonia and working with local charities that also gain from having active and engaged volunteers.”

The Duke of Edinburgh Gold award allows an annual 250,000 young people aged 16 or over to complete 12 months of volunteering, a four-day expedition, a five-day residential course, and 18 months of activities.

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