Elizabeth Rizzini, UK Met Office meteorologist and BBC weather presenter, presented our students with their DofE Awards last night at our annual award evening here at Reigate Grammar School. Lizzie gave an inspiring talk after presenting awards to hundreds of our students including 27 Gold Awards.
Simon Elson, our conservation day organiser from Reigate Area Conservation Volunteers, was our special guest who was there so that we could formally thank him and his team for years of outstanding outdoor education in modern local conservation.
U6 Gold Award holders gave outstanding speeches about their experiences. Very well done to the eight brave souls who gave extremely impressive and inspiring accounts of their DofE experiences: Will Appleyard, George Brill, Hugo Evans, Claire Forster, Laura Mak, Matthew Norman, Emily Ruiz and Charlotte Ward.
This year four L6 Gold students ran the entire evening and they did it superbly! Alanah Sheridan, Emma Findlater, Katy Welsh and Rosie Stanley hosted the event from start to finish and also organised displays and running order beforehand. They were pioneers of this new style of student-run event and it shows how RGS students will rise to any challenge. Well done, outstanding. They also joined DofE staff for dinner with Lizzie Rizzini afterwards.
We hope parents and students enjoyed this special evening and congratulations again to all those students for being so determined to get their award and thanks to parents for the support as well.
Thank you to students, parents,. friends and governors for coming to the RGS award presentation evening on Friday. It was great to see so many students getting their awards.
The highlight was our 4 excellent Gold Award speakers: thanks to Luke, Hannah, Harriet and Jess for their inspiring talks.
well done – wear your badges at school with pride!
5th Year silver meeting concert hall 4-5pm
Bridge course silver 4-5pm. Room 12
3rd Year bronze: MUST register on eDofE; meet your Award Leader anytime this week for final expedition organisation.
Kit store opens this week to collect your kit: you must check it.
please note: 3rd form Conservation Day this term is WRONG in the calendar: it IS Friday June 28 (not July5)
A large group of RGS students were presented with their Gold DofE Award from HRH The Duke of Edinburgh today at St James’s Palace. Congratulations to the following students who have left RGS and are now pursuing undergraduate degree courses all over the country or planning exciting gap years. Thank you very much for coming – many of you made considerable journeys to attend. We are very proud of you all for being such great ambassadors for RGS DofE and hope you can keep in touch!
Gold Award holders: October 2012: Imogen Adshead, Rhys Appleyard, David Assender, Emma Bates, Elizabeth Boodhoo, Emily Bowden, Andrew Buchan, Katherine Carmody, Sophia Cartmell, Rachel Clarke, Joe Ellis, Alex Fraser, Catherine Goddard, Declan Hall, Calum Harris, Keshini Jayawardana, Eloise May, Jonathan Windridge; Louisa Mamalis and Daniel Thorpe also got their Gold but couldn’t attend.
RGS Gold DofE qualifying expedition Morocco 2011