CHS receives DofE accreditation at Buckingham Palace

Cheadle Hulme School is now a Licensed Organisation of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award after receiving official accreditation from Buckingham Palace.

Representing CHS, the School’s Head Lucy Pearson, Duke Of Edinburgh Co-ordinators Philip Wright and Collette Murphy, plus student Jade Woodford attended the Diamond Anniversary ceremony in the grounds of the Palace.

Marking 60 years since HRH The Duke of Edinburgh founded the achievement award, the School was acknowledged during a Gold Award Presentation.

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and over 50 high profile presenters thanked DofE Licensed Organisations for empowering their young people with the attitude and skills to succeed, through their DofE delivery.

Presenters included adventurers Ray Mears and Levison Wood, actress Anna Friel, singer Ronan Keating, astronaut Chris Hadfield and world record-breakers, the Coxless Crew, the first all-female team and the first team of four to row the Pacific.

CHS was presented with its award by Ocean Rower, Roz Savage MBE, who presented certificates to the School and Jade on behalf of HRH The Countess of Wessex.

The School, which has been running Bronze, Silver and Gold activities and expeditions for a number of years, offers the opportunity for all its students to take part.

Those who achieve a Gold DofE Award will volunteer, learn a skill, get fit, take part in a week long residential and plan and undertake an expedition in wild country which helps develop key skills for life and work, such as confidence, commitment and team working.

cheadle hulme schools duke of edinburgh award co-ordinator collects the school's licensed organisation plaque at buckingham palace in the diamond anniversary celebrations