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Quartet secure prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award

Quartet secure prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award

Four hard-working pupils at Rydal Penrhos have achieved a significant milestone as part of a thriving outdoor education initiative.

The quartet successfully completed their Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award after a strenuous assessment process, and each of them received their respective distinctions at the school’s End of Term Prizegiving Assembly on Friday, April 5.

Upper Sixth Form pupil Nia Seenan successfully secured the Award, with the Year 11 trio of Amanda Sperring, Cerys Cuddihy and Sydney Johnson also achieving the feat.

Each pupil had to spend considerable time in practice expeditions before their assessment, in addition to theory work and volunteering as part of their award.

This is the latest in a series of exceptional achievements relating to the Duke of Edinburgh programme at Rydal Penrhos, which has seen a host of pupils secure Gold and book their place at a lavish ceremony at St James’ Palace later this year.

DofE co-ordinator Dr Jim Lewis, said: “This is another fantastic achievement from Nia, Amanda, Cerys and Sydney, who all showed a truly outstanding level of commitment to attain their Silver Award.

“None of this activity would be possible without the dedicated support of the staff involved, particularly Miss Margerison, Miss Jones and Mr Sanders, who are all thanked for sharing their expertise and endless enthusiasm.”

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