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June 27th 2019

Gold for Cobham Hall Girls

We are delighted to see girls from Cobham Hall achieve their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award this year. It's a significant achievement for Year 13s Kathryn and Isabelle, with Harriet and Emily also on track to complete theirs imminently.

Many hours, days and months have been spent on each of the sections that make up the Award. Activities undertaken regularly were learning a language, and trampolining. The girls spent their expedition in the Cairngorms where they walked for approximately 50 miles, camped and were self-sufficient for the duration.
An additional section at Gold level is the Residential experience. This involves spending five days and four nights away from home, taking part in a shared activity with people you’ve never met before.  

When applying to university or attending job interviews, applicants need examples of the key attributes that employees look for such as leadership and teamworking skills. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a great way to achieve many of these in one go, and provides plenty of experiences to use as examples to demonstrate these qualities.

The girls will now attend a Royal Palace to receive their Gold Awards.

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