Wisbech Grammar Students scale golden summit for Duke of Edinburgh Awards

10:32 21 May 2014

Wisbech Grammar Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Wisbech Grammar Duke of Edinburgh Awards

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Four sixth form students at Wisbech Grammar School have reached the pinnacle of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award by achieving the scheme’s highest honour.

The A Level students, Thomas Beresford-Peirse, 18, Beth Rosier, 18, Amy-Hope Steele, 18 and Holly Young, 17, have taken time out from their studies to complete the five sections needed to reach the top level.

They have undertaken a four-day self-sufficient expedition in the Lake District, learnt new skills, volunteered at local charitable organizations and participated in a regular physical activity, as well as attending a week’s residential course.

Head of outdoor learning Dominic Garfoot said: “The gold award says a great deal about the qualities of the pupils and will go a long way to giving them the edge in the highly competitive world of higher education and work as they leave Wisbech Grammar School.

“We are extremely proud of their achievements.”

During the current academic year 36 pupils at the school have achieved bronze, ten have gained silver and over 140 pupils are involved in the scheme.

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