Since July 2018, 14 students (eight currently in Upper Sixth and six Old Girls) from St Helen's have achieved their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
They have participated in a wide range of activities to complete the physical, skill, volunteering and residential section requirements of the award as well as successfully training for and completing a four-day expedition in wild country.
To achieve the Gold Award participants must be aged 16 and commit to an hour of activity for each section per week for a minimum of 12 months (18 months for direct entrants).
On completion of the Gold Award participants are invited to attend a Gold Award Presentation at St James' Palace, London where they receive their certificates from the Earl of Wessex. The next presentation was in December 2018 and St Helen's will have three Gold Award holders there: Eloise (2017 leaver), Ellis (2017 leaver) and Amy-Kate (2012 leaver).
The most recent award achievers will receive an invitation to a GAP in due course.
Upper Sixth award winners
Fiona (U6A), Cordy (U6D), Nicole (U6E), Jemima (U6E), Iona (U6F), Eleanor (U6G), Rebecca (U6H) and Alice (U6H).