KING’S Ely Sixth Form students Aeyesha Cundy, Lucy Darby, John-Paul Gilbey and Samuel Wege, and Old Elean Jacky Chow, attended a presentation at Buckingham Palace, in the company of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, to receive their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Awards on May 13th.

In glorious sunshine, the award holders were allowed to take in the back gardens of the Palace alongside other Award holders from Cambridgeshire. The group also chatted to Television presenter Andi Peters, who was there as a special guest and presented the certificates.

All of King’s Ely’s students completed their Bronze and Silver DofE Awards before taking on their Gold, each undertaking an extensive personal programme of volunteering, physical and skill activities, as well as a four day expedition.

Assistant Director of Outdoor Education at King’s Ely Senior, Martin Bray, said: “To achieve the Gold DofE Award before the end of Year 13 is a fantastic achievement. These five young people deserve huge congratulations for demonstrating the all-rounded effort and commitment required to complete their personal and extensive extra-curricular Gold D of E programme.”

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