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Duke of Edinburgh Success at Ashford School

Date Posted: Wednesday 18 October 2023

Nearly 90 Duke of Edinburgh Award participants are set to receive their DofE Silver or Bronze awards last week and this week following the completion of a year’s hard and dedicated work.

Another five gold award participants will be travelling to London in the not-too-distant future to collect their hard-earned award in person from HRH The Duke of Edinburgh; one of the most prestigious awards in education. Over 17 participants have completed their Gold Award this calendar year.

62 Bronze participants have worked diligently for at least 1 year to complete their award. Duke of Edinburgh Operations Officer Mr James Bader, who attended the presentation, said: “This is a superb achievement and is testament to the emphasis Ashford School places on the scheme’s importance in the education of their pupils.”

The DofE Award sets out a number of challenges, both physical and mental, and is completed by only the most dedicated of participants. They are expected to carry out a service to the community, learn a new skill and, possibly the most challenging of all, take part in either a two-, three- or four-day expedition.

Ashford School’s DofE Manager, Simon Burke, said: “All expeditions are very demanding, both physically and mentally, but also incredibly rewarding. It is in keeping with the adventurous spirit of the school and we are very proud of the commitment shown by these pupils.”