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     This year the Duke of Edinburgh Award celebrates its Diamond anniversary and marks 60 years of volunteering.  As part of the festivities Cheshunt School were invited to the Hertfordshire County Council celebration event at Hertford County Hall on Thursday 10th November.

    Ian McDowell (Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator) and Cheryl Goodchild, Associate Assistant Headteacher attended the event which recognised the work done by those running the scheme.

    The evening included speeches from The Countess of Verulam, Christian Scott, DofE Director of the South East and Richard Roberts, Hertfordshire County Council executive member for children’s services. Each school was presented with a certificate of thanks and a commemorative keepsake. 

     Ian McDowell commented, ‘It was an honour to be invited and recognised in the event. Having been involved in the delivery of the award over the past two years I have seen first-hand the benefit of the programme for our students and witnessed not only the students practical skills develop, but also their confidence and resilience grow.’

    The current Year 13 students are undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award with plans to extend the programme to Key Stage 4 and introduce the Bronze Award with Year 10. The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme will continue to be a familiar feature of the school’s enrichment programme and will undoubtedly benefit our students for many years to come.