Five secure Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award
February 10, 2020

Five Rydal Penrhos pupils have been rewarded for their exceptional commitment to an ongoing outdoor education initiative.

Ethan Bytheway, Chay Bonnington, Jasmin Lewis, Emma Hackman and Luisa Berto are now the proud owners of the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award after successfully coming through their respective assessments.

The trio all worked incredibly hard under the guidance and support of programme co-ordinator Dr Jim Lewis, which saw them take part in community volunteering and a series of expeditions in order to secure the accolade.

They will now begin working towards their Silver Award in the coming months as each pupil aims to add to Rydal Penrhos’ incredible history of success from the initiative.

Dr Lewis, said: “None of this would be possible without the dedicated support of the staff involved, who are all thanked for sharing their expertise and endless enthusiasm.

“We are thrilled with the progress made by Ethan, Chay, Jasmin, Emma and Luisa, who have demonstrated the sort of enthusiasm and drive that has become the trademark of the exceptional pupils we are lucky to work with here at Rydal Penrhos.”

Since it began in 1956, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has been dedicated to the personal development of young people from all backgrounds and is now widely recognised as the world’s leading youth achievement award.