The High Sheriff of Shropshire, Mr. John Abrams, visited the School
recently to present Bronze and Silver awards to a group of pupils.
The visit by Mr. Abrams and his wife began with a tour of the
School with Prefects, Vicky Von Hoven and Julian Sole and fellow Gold
Awardees, Nia Squirrel and Thomas Watkin.
The team of staff who support the Duke of Edinburgh Award programme
at the School, were present at this year’s ceremony although a total of
35 pupils from Years 10 to 12 have recently gained their Silver and
Bronze awards, many found themselves in examinations and will be
presented with their awards by the Headmaster in a forthcoming Assembly.
In Year 11 there are still a group of pupils who are still to
complete the criteria to gain their Silver award, but for 1 pupil, it
was a particularly special occasion since she received both Bronze and
Silver Awards from the High Sherriff. Year 11 student, Amelia Morris,
alongside a number of her peer group, will begin to work towards her
Gold award in September as she enters the School’s Sixth From.
Dr. Tom Gareh, Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator at the School
commented, ‘The School has run the programme for 55 years. During this
time over 1,000 young people have left school having achieved a Duke of
Edinburgh award. We encourage all our Silver awardees to complete their
Gold award, since, as the High Sheriff commented in his speech to the
pupils, this will present them with many opportunities as well as making
them far more attractive to employers in the future.’
Photo: L-R Lt Col G Hutchinson, Amelia Morris, Beatrice Roberts, Sq
Ldr D Joynson-Brooke (Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator), Melissa Andrews,
Jonathan Cooksey, High Sheriff of Shropshire, Charles Whitehead, Dr T
Gareh (Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator), Chris Abrams (wife of High
Sheriff), Hannah Rogers, J Cowley, Peter von Hoven, Emily Roberts, Lt F
Brooke, Rebecca Neary, Georgie Thurston, M Roberts
20th September 2012 Back to News