On 16th May 2016, The Headmaster, Mr Martin Reader and Head of Outdoor Education, Dr Simon Young, attended a Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award Presentation, the largest ever in the award’s history, in the Gardens of Buckingham Palace. The School was presented with a commemorative plaque from the DofE Charity by celebrity supporter, BBC Journalist, Sian Williams, acknowledging Cranleigh’s commitment to running the DofE programme and thanking it for giving young people the opportunity to broaden their horizons.
Members of the Royal Family, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh; HRH The Earl of Wessex and HRH The Countess of Wessex, congratulated those that were present, both organisations that deliver the DofE, as well as Gold Award achievers. These included OC James Brock who received his award at the event and had a chance to chat to HRH The Earl of Wessex.
The DofE programme is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary throughout 2016, having supported millions of young people in the UK and across the globe to achieve DofE Awards since it was founded in 1956. The prestigious Gold Award Presentation at Buckingham Palace is one of many memorable events taking place to celebrate 60 years of the Charity.
Dr SAH Young
Head of Outdoor Education