Wisbech Grammar School teachers rewarded for Duke of Edinburgh’s Award service

FOUR Wisbech Grammar School teachers have been rewarded for their 80 years of combined service to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

The Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Hugh Dubberly, presented the long service awards to the quartet at Shire Hall in Cambridge.

The school’s DofE leader Mary Barrington (24 years), Tim Chapman and Keith Wood-Smith (both 20 years) and Stuart Gough (15 years) joined 15 others who were praised for their long-standing involvement with the scheme.

Miss Barrington, paying tribute to her colleagues’ support, said: “I have been delighted to have received their dedicated support over the years and have shared many a wet hillside with them waiting for groups, as well as a few ice creams.”

All four have tackled some of Britain’s wildest terrain, including the Peak District, and assessed expeditions at silver and gold levels of the scheme.

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