Welwyn Garden City trio earn Duke of Edinburgh award

THREE students from a special school in WGC have ended their academic year on a high, by completing the first stage of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

THREE students from a special school in WGC have ended their academic year on a high, by completing the first stage of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Damon Amsdon, 17, Jamie Malcolm, 19, and 18-year-old Georgia Hunt, all from Lakeside School in Lemsford Lane, were presented with their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Awards during the last week of the school term.

The trio had to complete four sections in order to get their award – volunteering, physical, skills and expedition. Some of their activities included assisting at a care home and taking a trip in a canal boat.

For Jamie, completing the bronze award was one of his last activities as a Lakeside student, before he heads to college in September. But he will be back at his old school next year, to complete his silver award.


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“I’m very proud,” said Jamie. “I had lots of fun.”

Lakeside receptionist Joyce Dixon, who volunteers as an assistant on the DoE scheme, said: “We’re extremely proud of them for all their hard work in gaining the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.”

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During the award presentation, the school was also handed a cheque for �1,000 from the Hatfield-based Sylvia Adams Trust, which funds charitable work in Hertfordshire, nationally and the developing world.

Mrs Dixon said the money would be spent on something “a bit adventurous”.

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