• Stonyhurst Gold D of E June 2014
Duke of Edinburgh's Award | Posted 02.07.2014

Gold Award presentation at St James’ Palace

Six former Stonyhurst pupils were presented with their Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award certificates in St James Palace on Monday 23rd June. The presentation was made by Ade Adepitan, a British TV presenter and accomplished Olympic wheelchair basketball player who was a very entertaining speaker. Prince Edward chatted to the various groups before the presentation took place in the room where William and Kate announced their engagement.

Natalya Filvarova, Nick Leigh, Lotte Morris, Joe Bentley, Alice Holden and Patrick Phoenix all left Stonyhurst last year, having completed their Gold Awards with a gruelling 50 mile expedition in extremely challenging Snowdonian weather. The very special ceremony at St James’ Palace made it all worthwhile!