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Duke of Edinburgh's Award

We have two more Bronze Awards to report. Luke Slater coached younger boys at Manor Colts Football Club as his volunteering activity, and he regularly trained with and played for the team for a year as his physical activity. He undertook his two-day expedition last autumn in beautiful weather in the New Forest, and his chosen skill was to learn to speak Mandarin at an after-school club! Sophia Anderton, who was in the same expedition group as Luke, helped with the children's liturgy at St Mary's RC Church as her volunteering activity, and chose to do gymnastics for eight months at the sports centre. Her skill was piano playing, and she achieved a Grade 3 Certificate. Congratulations to both!

Pam Jones, as Town Mayor, was Guest of Honour at the recent East Hampshire Presentation Evening, held at Amery Hill School. As well as Luke and Sophia, Michael Scott received a Bronze Certificate, while Darcie Carruthers, Rosella White and Erin Williams received Silver. Daniel Taylor was unable to be present to receive recognition of his Gold — but he'll be going to the Palace soon for the formal presentation!

Photo: Our recent DofE award holders with the Mayor, Pam Jones.

As you read this, our Gold expeditioners will be in the Brecon Beacons, while the Silvers head for the Forest of Dean and the Welsh borders in a few days' time.

David Allan (84739).

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