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Duke of Edinburgh

Congratulations to 8 of our Gold Participants who attended St James’ palace on Wednesday 5th February to received their well-earned Gold Award. This is an extraordinary achievement that is only accomplished by commitment and dedication.



To achieve her Gold award, Grace completed 12 months helping at a local Rainbow unit, Played Netball once a week for 6 months, Continued to enhance her skills by playing her clarinet for 12 months, completed a 4 day, 3 night expedition in Snowdonia and for her residential she helped at CHICKS - a charity that provide respite breaks for ill and disadvantaged children.




Oliver volunteered as a musical director for his local choir for 12 months, he joined a cycle club for his physical section, developed his Piano playing for his skill, completed a 4 day, 3 night expedition in Snowdonia and took part in Buxton festival’s Internship programme for his residential.






“Thank you to all of the leaders and everyone that has supported us whilst completing DofE. It has been a life changing experience and if I could do it all again I would.”

Jack completed his award by volunteering as a football coach for 12 months, he played football for Barlestone St Giles, learnt to drive, completed a 4 day, 3 night expedition in Snowdonia and completed a Bush craft activity course for his residential.



Volunteering Success

Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form students have gained recognition for achieving an astonishing 1,976 hours of voluntary service during a 12 month period. This achievement formed part of the Duke of Edinburgh programme, due to a limited number of opportunities the volunteering section can be one of the hardest to complete - but not for our students! 

The Duke of Edinburgh group have not only gained skills themselves, but have also made a significant contribution to their local community, they should be immensely proud.

Well Done HAJC!

The Richard Beaumont Award for Outstanding Volunteering 

This has been awarded to Georgia Jameson for her outstanding commitment to volunteering. Georgia completed her Gold Duke of Edinburgh award with us and now continues to give up her time to support our Bronze group. She has also volunteered for numerous charities for the last 10 years, in particular the Scout association. Congratulations Georgia!  


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