Five Winstanley College students are looking forward to a trip to Buckingham Palace in May after completing their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) programmes.
Emma O’Brien, Hannah Cullinane, Eleanor Hewitt, Mathew Gallier and Adam Parkes (formerly of Greenbank HS, Bridgewater HS, Culcheth HS and Standish HS respectively) are the latest to join the illustrious list of Winstanley students to successfully complete the Gold DofE programme, bringing the total number of those doing so since May 2017 to thirteen.
In addition to the satisfying of their ‘Residential’ and ‘Expedition’ requirements, the students also completed a series of activities which included: coaching sport to children, training new cadet recruits, volunteering at a church hall, keeping fit, learning to drive, creative arts and Thai Chi.
Emma O’Brien who was the first of the group to achieve the award said ‘It’s been a long time coming achieving my Gold Award. I had also completed my Bronze and Silver awards before this and finally now all my hard work has paid off.’
Winstanley College’s DofE Coordinator Phil Morgan said ‘The DofE is one of the most prestigious and highly valued awards you can achieve other than your academic qualifications. Each year we see increasing numbers of students enrolling onto the DofE, not only due to the great rewards potentially later on in life but also because of the fantastic experiences and opportunities open to them whilst doing the award itself.’
The Gold DofE programme is open to ALL Winstanley College students regardless of whether you’ve completed the Bronze or Silver levels. If you would like to learn more about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, please email Phil directly on Philip.firstname.lastname@example.org.