A large number of Duke of Edinburgh candidates at Rydal Penrhos have been rewarded for their exceptional application to the programme with a notable distinction.
The seven successful pupils were all awarded the DofE’s Silver accolade after coming through the assessment process with flying colours in order to achieve their goal.
This achievement is a testament to how hard each of them has worked over the course of the previous academic year, with Holly Battersby, Luke Davies, Arend Franssens, Jamie Lavery, Jake Palmer-Reid, Iestyn Williams all managing to achieve this impressive feat.
In addition, as he prepares for his Gold DofE expedition in a few weeks’ time, Upper Sixth Form pupil Joe Morrow has also found time to conclude the Silver Award he began at his previous school.
This is the latest in a long line of successes from the school’s DofE programme, with departed Year 13 pupils Sara Owen and Jenny Johnson achieving their Gold Award earlier this year.
Duke of Edinburgh co-ordinator Dr Jim Lewis, said: “This time last year our ‘then’ Year 11 Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participants undertook their qualifying expedition. I am delighted to see those efforts now coming to fruition.
“They have all worked incredibly hard to achieve the award, and they have fully grasped another wonderful opportunity that is offered here at Rydal Penrhos through our extensive academic and co-curricular programme.
“Hopefully we will see some of them progress on to their Gold Award and continue the school’s rich tradition of wonderful achievements from our DofE scheme.”