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Celebrating a remarkable achievement

Wed, Nov 17th, 2021
Worth School

Many congratulations to Sixth Form student Suzanna Kumar for completing her Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award.

Participation in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is currently higher than ever at Worth with all of Year 9 doing Bronze, 54 Year 10 pupils engaged in Silver and 26 in Year 12 taking part in Gold.

The School is proud to be a Duke of Edinburgh's Award Directly Licensed Centre, which allows us to run and approve Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. The Gold Award is the pinnacle of the programme and all participants have until the age of 25 to complete their award, so for Suzanna to complete hers by the end of Year 12 is a unique achievement.

A presentation was made to Suzanna in assembly on Monday when she spoke about “one of the most wonderful and fulfilling experiences that I have been part of”. To achieve her Gold Award she participated in 12 months of concurrent Volunteering, Physical and Skills activities, a summer holiday residential course and a five-day expedition on Dartmoor.

On her experience, Suzanna told fellow pupils: “If you have the chance, go for it. You will come away from it smiling, laughing and with many good memories. Even if you are not doing DofE, there are many opportunities for personal development within the co-curriculum at Worth. Attempt to push yourself to try something new, especially if you are in Years 7 to 10. During my time at Worth I have gained more confidence in myself and my skills, and I am extremely grateful that I have had so many opportunities to push myself.”

Suzanna will be invited to St James’s Palace to officially receive her award.

*Suzanna is pictured with Mr Julian Williams, Deputy Head (Co-Curricular and Partnerships).

For more on the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Worth click here.