March student Jemima goes for gold and meets the Duke of Edinburgh

Jemima Letts receiving her Duke of Edinburgh Award at St James Palace

Jemima Letts receiving her Duke of Edinburgh Award at St James Palace - Credit: Archant

March student Jemima Letts joined friends from The King’s Cathedral School in Peterborough to attend a presentation at St James’s Palace, London, where they received their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards from celebrity presenter Phil Brown.

Phil is an English former professional footballer, coach and manager.

During the Gold Award presentation, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, took the opportunity to congratulate the group on their successes and heard about their DofE journeys, which took each young person 12-18 months of hard work and dedication.

Those who achieve a Gold DofE Award will volunteer, learn a skill, get fit, take part in a week long residential and plan and undertake an expedition in wild country.

Widely acknowledged as the world’s leading achievement award for young people, DofE programmes enable any young person, aged 14-24, to develop key skills for life and work, such as confidence, commitment and team working.


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There are currently more than 300,000 young people taking part in a DofE programme across the UK through a variety of centres including both state and independent schools, special schools, businesses, prisons, young offender institutions and youth groups.

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