Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme successes

Fourteen pupils have received Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards – with a further 40 to come.

Five boys were presented with silver award certificates in Year 12 assembly following their completion of the requirements last academic year, while nine Year 11 boys received bronze certificates in their assembly, having followed their programme in Year 10.

The DofE Award scheme is designed to challenge young people to develop new skills and interest, whilst also serving their communities. It helps to promote team-working as well as the development of individual qualities and is highly regarded by educational institutions and employers alike.

Ankeet Tanna, Franky Saxena, Jake Bird, Jerry Yeung, Tahmeed Ahmed, Mano Emmanuel, Amit Mistry, Alex Koizia and Chihyeon Won all worked through four sections – skill, physical, expedition and volunteering – in order to achieve their bronze awards. Three sections are completed in three months, with the remaining one taking six months.

For silver, Arran Patel, Aaron Tang, Rihen Dewan, Sachin Patel and Chris Wong [pictured] had to complete the same four sections, but were required to pursue each one for longer. The expedition element required an additional night and day at silver.

Forty more QE boys have submitted their completed Bronze or Silver Award applications to the Barnet DofE Award Operating Authority and are currently awaiting approval.