Congratulations to Maya Siddall and Holly Woodruff, year 13 students at Felpham Community College, who attended an awards event at Buckingham Palace on the 19th May.
Held in the grounds of the Palace, the afternoon recognised the Duke of Edinburgh Awards programme, congratulating young people across the UK who have received the Gold Award this year.
Maya and Holly commented:
“We completed our Bronze Award in 2019 and our Silver in 2021 as part of our Explorers group. We took part in a number of group and personal challenges for them, including hiking and camping.
As one part of our Gold Award, we completed a 4-day canoeing and camping expedition in Wales, canoeing down both the River Severn and River Wye.
Going to the Palace was a brilliant experience. There were a number of speeches, including from Prince Edward and Jill Scott. It was great to meet with other young people with similar interests to ourselves. We have learnt some really valuable skills over the years doing our DofE, we would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking about applying for it. The scheme has been great fun, as well as learning new things and getting out into different environments.”
Click here for more information on the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.