February 5, 2009
Silver and bronze Duke of
Edinburgh awards for Highbridge students
and bronze Duke
of Edinburgh awards were presented to dozens
of students at Highbridge's King Alfred School this week following
a year of expeditions and community work.
total of 41 students received bronze awards and eight received
silver awards during the annual presentation evening, held at
East Bridgwater School.
school's Steve Ablett told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Students
completed two day expeditions on the Quantocks and three day expeditions
on the Brecon Beacons."
also volunteered at school and the wider community in a range
of activities, including litter clearance at a local park."
highlight of the evening for many was an inspiring speech given
by Stuart Boreham, the world's first disabled solo ocean rower."
award winners from King Alfred School were Iain Mortimer, Mark
Coles, Charlotte Lockyer, Ross Laidlaw, Danielle Edwards, Claire
Polly, Nick Bennett and Matthew Lewis.
award winners were Aron Corfield, Matthew Brown, Martin Hewlett,
Jack Bennett, Emily Sanders, Gina Warnes, Ashley Thomas, Catherine
Lodge, Amanda Hubbard, Jakki Gamble, Jordan Frost, Danielle Edwards,
Megan Olding, Parris Keirle, Naomi Roper, Kayleigh Pomeroy, Hollie
Cottle, Lewis Plume, Gemma Nash, Kate Kilmartin, Stephen
May, Vicky Barr, Ben Hester, Hannah Sutcliffe, Lee Coles, Milly
Bream, Charlotte Dawson, Charlotte Redstone, Mark Schroeder, Lauren
Summers, Sian Knight, Ceri Plested, Alec Cockram, Laura Oakley,
Owen Jandrell, Alice Hocking, Josh Herrington, Sophie Creswick,
Rosie Barsby, Gemma Duffy and Bradley Chedzoy.
Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme gives opportunities for personal
achievements, adventure, community and social involvement, plus
a widening of interests. To qualify for an award a young person
must satisfy the requirements of four sections - service, expeditions,
skills and physical recreation.