The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme (DofE) is 60 years old this year and to celebrate, Gold award achievers and representatives from each centre across the country were invited to a special afternoon event at Buckingham Palace on Monday 16th May.
As a large participating school, Wilmslow High School had three students attending and receiving their award – Alice Hughes and Erin Taylor, who both left Wilmslow High last year and are currently studying on degree courses, and Sophie Davis in Year 13.
Mrs Alison Farris, D of E Coordinator, said "It was a wonderful sunny afternoon in the Palace gardens, with a number of celebrity guests in attendance and HRH the Duke of Wessex who presented our students with their awards. All three girls looked lovely, and enjoyed conversing with the Duke about their DofE activities!
A large number of school staff and volunteers enable the scheme to operate successfully and Dr Pullé and myself were very proud to represent all those members of staff, parents and volunteers who give up their time to allow it all to happen."
Successful Gold participants are usually invited to St James's Palace or Holyrood Palace to receive their Award from the Duke, but it was an extra special occasion for these three students who have all pursued Bronze, Silver and Gold awards during their time at Wilmslow High School.
Photo: pictured Sophie Davis with Headteacher Dr Pullé and Mrs Farris.