Duke of Edinburgh Gold

Five students from St Andrew's College were awarded the prestigious Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award, by the newly appointed Governor General; Dame Patsy Reddy. 63 other recipients from all over the South Island also received their award at the office ceremony. St Andrew's College had the largest number of Gold recipients from a school at the ceremony. The Gold award requires participants to involve themselves in physical recreation, a skill or hobby, community service, planning and completing adventurous journeys and completing a residential project over a minimum of 12 months. It requires a significant commitment and for this reason is recognised world-wide in over 140 countries. The award is also highly regarded at St Andrew's College with all Year 10 currently working towards completing their bronze award. The award is a great opportunity for students to take on new experiences and make good use of their leisure time.

Congratulations to our recipients: Jake Brunton (Y13), Henry Thomson (Y13) and Old Collegians Bridget Watson (2014), Harry White (2015), Ben Perrett (2015) and Chris Wakefield (2015).

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