Over a hundred students from Tonbridge Grammar School celebrated successful completion of their Duke of Edinburgh award at a special Presentation Evening at Tonbridge Baptist Church.
Guest of Honour Mrs Nadra Ahmed OBE DL Chair of the National Care Association presented awards and certificates to students achieving bronze and gold awards. Host for the evening, Kim Foster-Powell (TGS alumna) introduced a series of videos including one produced by TGS students showcasing their Gold expedition to the Lake District last summer.
Year 11 students Abena, Lydia and Tillie helped introduce the Bronze awards.
99 Year 10 students received their Bronze awards from Mrs Ahmed, while Hannah Cockram (TGS alumna 2015) told the audience about her volunteering in School in Thailand, and Jessica Reedy (TGS alumna 2015) both received their gold awards.
Hannah said “I learnt so much from being a volunteer teacher of young children aged between five and fourteen. It was a challenge but so worth it.” Both gold award recipients also gave outstanding service with the School’s award-winning Motet Choir in their submissions.
One of the School’s D of E co-ordinators Mr Walker was delighted with the success of the programme. “We have even more Year 10 students underway with the D of E bronze award for 2016-17."