Caistor Grammar School students have celebrated an unprecedented year of success with the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.
This year saw a record number of awards being handed out and there was a surprise guest of honour to do so - local hero, inspirational motorcycle racer, truck mechanic and TV presenter Guy Martin.
“We were thrilled when Guy agreed to attend our event,” said Jo Hoare, award scheme co-ordinator at the school.
“He embodies the principles of what the DofE Award Scheme sets out to achieve and this is absolutely evident in the way in which he applies himself and has achieved success: self-management; problem solving; team working and communication; and a positive approach to work.
“He is an excellent role model and we are really grateful to Guy for giving his time in congratulating our students”.
This academic year saw a record 104 students sign up to the award scheme, with 43 bronze, 24 silver and 14 gold awards presented on the night.
“The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme in Caistor Grammar School is going from strength to strength,” added Mrs Hoare.
“This has only been possible due to the commitment, dedication and enthusiasm of my DofE Award staff, volunteers, supervisors and assessors, and with the support of Jacky Secker and Barry Sinclair from the Lincolnshire County Award Office.
“All have spent the last 12 months and more in trying to inspire, guide and support our students to achieve their award.”
And during the evening there were a number of entertaining presentations by the students themselves, outlining their efforts in the various sections in completing their awards, before each was presented with their certificates by Guy Martin.
Another highlight of the award scheme’s year at Caistor Grammar School was the attendance of 10 gold award students in November, with Headmaster Roger Hale, at a presentation ceremony held in St James’s Palace, London, in the presence of HRH Prince Phillip.
“I am immensely proud of all our students’ achievements in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme,” said Mr Hale.
“It is a wonderful scheme and we carry it out at this school with distinction. My thanks go to all those staff and friends of the school who contribute to its running so successfully and especially to Mrs Jo Hoare, our DofE Coordinator and Mr Dave Moffat, her deputy.”