The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award is a prestigious achievement, highly valued by employers. 11 of the 16 who completed their awards from the previous year’s leavers attended the presentation at St. James’s Palace to receive their Gold DofE certificates this week. Lauren Sutton, who left the College a few years earlier, showed a great sense of timing by achieving her award at an age of 24 years and 51 weeks, just making the deadline in time!
They listened to a speech by Justin Packshaw, who has experience of expeditions as far reaching as both the North and South geographical poles. For the presentation of their DofE Gold Award certificates, they had the opporturnity to meet HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, who spoke to them about their Gold DofE experiences.
L to R: Christina Welsh, George Kerridge, Sophie Matsell, Lauren Sutton, Emily Wilford, Toby Rider, Camilla Gawthrop, James Morgan, Lewis Myers-Allen, George Gough, Thomas Brown and Katherine Hitchcock.