One of Wellington School’s sixth formers has successfully achieved the coveted Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Charlotte Galley 17, who is a school captain, has completed a personal programme of activities in five different disciplines; Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and a Residential. The Gold Award is renowned for being notoriously difficult to achieve, as it is such a challenging experience which requires dedication, stamina and ingenuity.
“The whole experience was very demanding but hugely enjoyable” commented Charlotte. “I was involved in many different challenges, ranging from singing in the chapel choir and the prestigious ensemble Girl Force 9, winning a full hockey colour, to a four day expedition in the Brecon Beacons. I also went to HMS Raleigh for a sailing course at Jupiter Point, where I was awarded my RYA Dinghy Level 2 and I am also Company Sergeant Major in the CCF and have my own company. This year I have been helping them to progress through their basic training.”
There is a celebration of the achievement at the Gold Award Presentations (GAPs). Charlotte will be invited to London to be presented with her award at St James’ Palace by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh or HRH The Earl of Wessex.