Emily, 17, who is currently in the Sixth Form at Embley, has gained a Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award after participation in hundreds of hours of sport, volunteering and expeditions.
Having successfully completed the Bronze award in Year 10, and the Silver Award in Year 10 & 11 Emily had her sights firmly set on Gold! Emily spent one year volunteering where she helped teach children in the Sports Department of a local Prep school. For the physical aspect of the award Emily played hockey for a local club as well as playing hockey for her school team. For the expedition Emily organised and undertook a two week sailing expedition. This involved navigating around the coast of France 24/7 with four people and a skipper she had never met before.
Emily commented: “It feels really good to have achieved my ambition of a Gold award. It’s just brilliant. I am looking forward to going to a ceremony at Buckingham Palace to receive the award.”
Mrs Goodey, Assistant Head (Pastoral) and DofE Gold Supervisor at Embley added: “This is a fantastic achievement and we are very proud of Emily’s resilience, motivation and ambition.”