DofE Gold Award Celebrations at Buckingham Palace

DofE Gold Award Celebrations at Buckingham Palace

On Friday 10 May, 12 Old Cats were invited to Buckingham Palace Gardens for their DofE Gold Award Celebration. As the sun shone down onto the beautifully manicured gardens, the Award holders listened to inspiring speeches from HRH Duke of Edinburgh and Radio Presenter Vic Hope. The Duke then took time to speak to many of the guests and several Old Cats had the pleasure of meeting him and discussing their experiences of the Award. 

Collecting their awards were:

Lucy Butler

Max Tyler

Matthew Sharpe

Ewan Saunders

Noah Willson

Alexander Richings

Pippa Wonders

Madeleine Pullen

Ananya Saraf

Sebastian Kensey

Lara Paul

Ethan Wilson 

James Allyson

Each year Caterham School supports a large group of students through their Gold and Silver Awards and this celebration is a fantastic opportunity to recognise their achievements. I would like to personally thank all of the parents and staff that have helped, and continue to help all of the pupils to gain their awards, this could not happen without you.  

This event was also a fitting end to my time as leader of DofE at Caterham School. I have enjoyed every moment of the past 18 years as I have travelled on countless expeditions with wonderful pupils and staff, and helped untold young people to reach the potential that they didn’t know that they had.

Thank you for the memories. 

Mr Wilkinson


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