Earlier this month Arthur Terry School held its annual Duke of Edinburgh’s Award presentation evening. This year has seen record success for the school with nine Gold Awards being presented at St James’ Palace in the presence of the Duke himself and the centre manager, Helen Oglesby, meeting His Royal Highness in person when receiving a long service award of more than 12 years. The evening celebrated a record high of completed awards, significantly above the average for the Central England area.
Paul Withey, the lead teacher for DofE at the school, said: “We have had an incredible year during the Award’s 60th anniversary with more completed awards than ever and recognition of our longest-serving member of staff.”
An impressive 73 students received a Bronze Award this year, alongside 19 Silver and 12 Gold. With well over 150 students and parents attending, the Central England Operations Manager, Dawn Scott, attended as a special guest to celebrate and congratulate the students on their commitment and contribution to their local community whist developing their own skills and talents as part of the Award.
Headteacher Neil Warner said: “This evening was a culmination of the hard work and tremendous commitment put in to achieve the award. I would like to congratulate all of our young people on such a phenomenal achievement. “