Former Student Receives Gold DofE at Buckingham Palace

On the 24 May 2018 former St Bart’s student, Howard Drury, was presented with his Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award by HRH Princess Eugenie of York, HRH The Earl of Wessex and HRH The Countess of Wessex in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.

The special guest speaker was former BBC1 Radio presenter, Emma B. Their Royal Highnesses also talked to the students present about their Gold DofE experiences.

Howard was accompanied by Linnhe Lay, DofE Manager at St Bart’s. Unfortunately, fellow former student, Alexander Forsyth, was unable to collect his award on the day due to exam commitments.

Mrs Lay commented “It was a true honour to watch Howard receive his well-earned award and to celebrate his achievement. He and Alexander have all worked so hard to gain their DofE Gold Award.”

Those who achieve a Gold DofE Award volunteer, learn a skill, get fit, take part in a week long residential and plan and undertake an expedition in Wild Country. DofE programmes enable any young person, aged 14-24, to develop key skills for life and work, such as confidence, commitment and team working.

St Bart’s support the Bronze, Silver and Gold DofE Award’s and students can start participating in the Award from Year 9.