D of E gets Royal recognition

The School’s successful Duke of Edinburgh programme was celebrated at the scheme’s Gold Award Presentation at Buckingham Palace last month.

Mr MacLeod attended the one-off occasion which marked the 60th anniversary of the DofE scheme and was presented with a special plaque by celebrity supporter Baroness Michelle Mone.

The award recognises the School’s commitment to running the programme which gives young people the opportunity to transform their lives.

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, HRH The Earl of Wessex and HRH The Countess of Wessex also attended the garden party event to congratulate those that were present including young Gold Award achievers.

Mr Macleod said: “Hutchesons' Grammar School has held a licence to deliver the DofE for 30 years and I feel honoured to have been invited to Buckingham Palace to receive a commemorative plaque to acknowledge and say thank you for our work with the charity during its Diamond Anniversary year.

“Our young people are encouraged to push themselves outside their comfort zones when doing their DofE and the skills that they develop can be life changing - so for us to be involved is something very special.

“We are also proud that Lucy Tremble C2014 received her Gold DofE Award at the Palace on the same day.”

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