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Becky attends Palace ceremony to collect Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award
February 13, 2020

A former Rydal Penrhos pupil attended a lavish royal ceremony to formally collect a high-profile outdoor education award.

Becky Lawton, who left the school in 2018, travelled to St James’ Palace and received her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.

The 20-year-old worked exceptionally hard throughout the thriving scheme during their time at Rydal Penrhos and completed the final stages of the award in her own time after leaving the school.

Becky made a lasting impression at Rydal Penrhos after arriving as a Year 6 pupil in 2010, with the former pupil excelling in Art and Sport on her way to some outstanding A-level results and is now studying Psychology at the University of Durham.

She adds her name to the lost list of pupils that have achieved the same feat, with current Year 13 pupil Tallulah Batley recently attaining the prestigious accolade.

Senior School Head Sally Ann Harding, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Becky was able to enjoy a well-deserved day at the Palace after successfully coming through her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award with flying colours.

“Our Duke of Edinburgh Award programme is a significant part of our outdoor education provision and has generated an enormous amount of success in recent years, with many Sixth Formers going on to secure their Gold Award.

“Hopefully this is a trend that can continue long into the future under the passionate leadership of Dr Jim Lewis and other dedicated staff.”