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Students Receive Gold Awards at Palace

Six Grange students were presented with Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards, by the Duke himself, at a recent ceremony at St James’ Palace; whilst Mrs Broderick was presented with an award for her contribution to the scheme over the years.

Achieving a Gold Award is a fantastic achievement and the ceremony is a fitting culmination to mark the hard work, determination and perseverance required.

Matt Thornes, Oliver Rae, Olivia Dunscombe, Teddy Simpson, Mike Glover-Smith, Eleanor Stamer and William Broderick, worked tirelessly through the five sections of the DofE programme over a number of months to achieve the Gold Awards.  Mr Jeffery also attended and was presented to the Duke of Edinburgh as the Headmaster of the school.

Barbara Broderick received the award for her work over a number of years as the school’s co-ordinator for the scheme, during which time the scheme has grown to be a major part of school life.  The school has also become a local centre for the scheme during that time.

Old Roburian, William Broderick, achieved the Gold Award but was unable to attend the ceremony as he is currently in Brazil coaching for Premiership Rugby.  Undoubtedly his experiences and achievements in completing the DofE programme contributed to his gaining this exciting opportunity.

“The DofE programme is an excellent example of the holistic education that we strive to offer our students,” said Headmaster, Chris Jeffery.  “The scheme, along with the many other enrichment opportunities offered at our school, helps to develop the confidence, determination and social awareness that will stand our young people in good stead for life beyond The Grange.”