Rugby students' crowning achievements given royal seal of approval - The Rugby Observer

Rugby students' crowning achievements given royal seal of approval

Rugby Editorial 31st Jan, 2024   0

THE CROWNING achievements of students at a Rugby secondary school have been given the royal seal of approval.

Lawrence Sheriff School welcomed Sophie Hilleary, the 689th High Sheriff of Warwickshire – the King’s representative in the County – to the school to present Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Bronze and Silver Awards to students.

The event was a celebration of all that the school’s DofE students had achieved during their work on the programme. The scheme involves volunteering and developing new skills, and culminates in the planning, training and completing of expeditions.

The students’ volunteering activities supported local organisations, including groups which organise sports, charity work and social activities, as well as helping the elderly and litter picking.




Their skills development included learning languages, photography and chess, while for their physical development, the students chose to engage with sports such as martial arts, racquet sports and golf.

The school’s Headteacher Teresa Mpofu said: “The Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme is an important part of our enrichment programme which offers students the opportunity to develop a range of skills and abilities.


“Taking part in the DofE scheme enables our students to extend their personal skills even further through their commitment to their own development outside the school timetable and results in them achieving this highly regarded national award.

“It was a great pleasure to welcome the High Sheriff to the school for this celebratory event of all that they had achieved.”

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