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Student Success

A Visit to St James Palace

Mrs G. Elliott, DofE Co-ordinator, writes: 

Stanborough School is very proud that three ex-students, Lawrence Bearman (now at Nottingham University), Jodie Philips (Bournemouth University) and Luc Elliott (Liverpool University), went to St James Palace, on Thursday 12th October, to receive their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award certificate during a presentation attended by Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. The students completed their award whilst studying at Stanborough School in Y12 and Y13. The Earl expressed his admiration for the motivation and resilience demonstrated by the Gold Award holders, as this award is very challenging. The overall message of the presentation is that a Gold Award is always prized by employers as it demonstrates important qualities in a future employee.  This was a great honour for both students and their parents.

We are also very pleased that one of our participants, Caitlin Watts, has been appointed as a Duke of Edinburgh Ambassador for Stanborough School. This is a one year position and Caitlin’s role will be to promote the benefits of the Award to younger students. She will also be entitled to some leader training at Windsor Head Office. We wish Caitlin the best of luck in her new role.

Bronze Success 2017

During the months of March, April, June and July, 80 students from the current Year 11 and Year 12 completed their expedition section successfully over four weekends. It was a challenge to have so many students doing their expeditions but their impeccable behaviour and resilience enabled them to pass. They had to prepare their routes and decide the aim of the expedition, which can be identifying trees/plants or studying the effects of the expedition on the body. To do this, they had to demonstrate leadership skills and teamwork before and during the expeditions.

Congratulations to the 24 students who have now completed their DofE awards:

Year 11: Louisa Jennings, Thomas Gray, Jack Reed, Caitlin Maciver, Martha Budge, Lucy Thompson, Allyna Farrell, Ryan Halfhide, Sarah Thompson, Jack Joyce, Francesca Hall, Harry Cross, Mariama Barrie.

Year 12 (including Year 11 leavers) : Joe Davis, Poppy Humphries, Willow Cook, Callum Elliott, Alex Knight, Tanya Enerst, Louise Stokes, Chimezie Wachuku, Jake McDonald, Jessica Elsley, Kevin Hannah.

The rest of the students are in the process of uploading their evidence and assessor’s reports on eDofE to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. This is a great achievement as the award requires a lot of self-motivation but the participants’ hard-work and dedication saw them through. Thank you to all the leaders at Stanborough and other teachers who have contributed to their success by being their assessors.