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and Performing Arts College

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Congratulations to our Gold Award winners

On 14 December 2016, 14 students who had completed the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award with us had the honour of collecting their awards at St James’s Palace, London, in the presence of HRH The Earl of Wessex.  All the students had demonstrated a range of skills and a determination to succeed as they completed their Skills, Volunteering, Expedition, Physical and Residential sections.  It was a pleasure to see them collect these awards and we are very proud of their achievements.

The day was made particularly special for us as the presenters in the room were one of our former students, Sophie Thornhill, and her pilot Helen.  They gave an inspiring address comparing their journey to Paralympic success in Rio with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.  It was lovely to celebrate the success of all our ‘golden students’ and we look forward to hearing of continued success in the future.

Congratulations to all the students below and of course to Sophie.