Hundreds of young achievers from across the UK had a date in the prestigious setting of St James’s Palace in London recently - and among them was former Caistor Grammar Student Jack Wolseley.
While at the school, Jack achieved his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and received his certificate from the DofE Patron and Founder HRH Prince Philip at the London ceremony.
The Gold award was recognition of the work Jack put in through the five sections of his the programme over 18 months, with activities including a four-day expedition in the Lake District and volunteering work at his local Red Cross shop.
He also travelled to the Peak District, where he spent a week building steps, rerouting rivers and carrying out conservation work in the National Park.
“The DofE scheme has had a big impact on my life,” said Jack.
“It has certainly made me more confident and helped with my teamwork skills.
“I have enjoyed helping the community in my work with the Red Cross and especially enjoyed working outdoors.
“It took me beyond my comfort zone and helped me to be prepared for the wider world.”
Jack’s award also helped him get onto his Chemical Engineering course at Loughborough.