A pair of Duke of Edinburgh candidates at Rydal Penrhos have secured a notable distinction prior to the summer break.
Jamie Lavery and Rafeez Mortuza, Year 11 and Lower Sixth Form pupils at the school, successfully completed their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards under the expert guidance of programme co-ordinator Dr Jim Lewis and other staff members.
The pair had to undergo a series of assessments and expeditions in testing conditions in order to achieve this feat, which means they are now eligible to try for the coveted Gold award and
They received their certificates from outgoing Head of Middle School John Murphy at Rydal Penrhos’ annual end of term summer Prizegiving on Friday, June 29.
This is the latest in a long line of achievements for the programme in recent months, which has seen Sara Owen Jenny Johnson gain their Gold Awards after an astonishing effort, with the latter attending a ceremony at Buckingham Palace alongside other successful candidates from across the country.
Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “Jamie and Rafeez are the latest to add their names to an impressive list of Duke of Edinburgh achievements at Rydal Penrhos, which continues to benefit from the unrivalled expertise and enthusiasm of Dr Lewis and his team.
“Achieving a silver award takes a great deal of time and dedication, and both Jamie and Rafeez have shown great maturity to combine their DofE work with their studies and secure an impressive accolade to add to their résumé.”