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Jenny scoops Speech Day prize for Duke of Edinburgh contribution

Jenny scoops Speech Day prize for Duke of Edinburgh contribution

A Sixth Form pupil at Rydal Penrhos was acknowledged for her superb contribution to a prestigious scheme with a special award.

Jenny Johnson, a Year 13 pupil at the school, took home the Prize for the Contribution to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme at the annual Speech Day event, which took place on Saturday, May 26.

The 18-year-old fought through adversity and came through a series of testing expeditions to seal the coveted Gold Award earlier this year, and joined other successful candidates at a special ceremony on Thursday, May 17 at Buckingham Palace, just days before the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markel.

She received her certificate from rugby star Johnathan Davies, and also got the chance to meet Princess Anne at the lavish garden ceremony.

During the unforgettable day, the Canadian native entered the Palace through the Canada Gates, something Jenny described as “very special”, before also getting the chance to walk around the gardens before the presentation service.

The Sixth Former is the latest to take full advantage of the DofE course run by Rydal Penrhos’ enthusiastic course co-ordinator Dr Jim Lewis, with Jack Sissons, Will Marston and Katie Marston achieving the feat last year.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “Jenny was a very deserving winner of this prize given her remarkable achievement to secure a Gold Award, which is something she can look back on with a great source of pride throughout her life time.”

 

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