Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award Success

On Thursday 24th May, Miss Capon was invited to Buckingham Palace to receive her Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award from the Countess of Wessex. She was accompanied to this prestigious event by the Principal, Mr Boyes.

In order to achieve her Gold Award, Miss Capon, who also runs the DofE scheme at Herne Bay High, had to develop various qualities for each of the volunteering, skills and physical sections of the award. As part of these, she learnt to drive; played basketball for Folkestone Women's team, which lead to her competing at University level; and volunteered in Key Stage 3 PE lessons and after-school clubs, which lead to her career as a PE teacher.
In addition to this, she also had to complete an expedition in Snowdonia where she says she learnt the importance of teamwork, independence and the determination to succeed. The highlight of which was a gruelling climb to the top of Mount Snowdon, which was rewarded with an amazing view of North Wales.

Miss Capon said: "My experience in completing this award has been the most rewarding and valuable qualification I have gained and I hope I can continue to inspire the pupils, starting with those who have taken up their bronze award this year and give them the same opportunities to push past their limitations to succeed"

We're very proud of her achievement and everyone at the school sends her our warmest congratulations. We look forward to the day when our current DofE students get their opportunity to visit Buckingham Palace to receive their awards.

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