Bancroft’s School celebrates DofE success
PUBLISHED: 11:05 24 June 2016 | UPDATED: 11:05 24 June 2016
Last month Dominic Argyle from Bancroft’s School in Woodford Green attended a once in a life time Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) Gold Award Presentation at Buckingham Palace
Last month Dominic Argyle from Bancroft’s School in Woodford Green attended a once in a life time Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) Gold Award Presentation at Buckingham Palace. At the event Bancroft’s was presented with a special plaque from the DofE Charity by broadcaster and comedian Greg Burns, acknowledging the School’s commitment to running the DofE and thanking it for giving young people the opportunity to transform their lives.
The DofE is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary in 2016, having supported millions of young people in the UK and across the globe to achieve DofE Awards since its foundation in 1956. It is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading achievement award for young people.
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, HRH The Earl of Wessex and HRH The Countess of Wessex, congratulated those who were present, including young Gold Award achievers, organisations which deliver the DofE and special guests, such as corporate supporters, and DofE Diamond Challengers.
DofE manager, Dominic Argyle said: ‘I feel honoured to have been invited to Buckingham Palace to receive this commemorative plaque to acknowledge and say thank you for our work with the Charity during its Diamond Anniversary year. Our young people are encouraged to push themselves outside their comfort zones when doing their DofE and the skills that they develop can be life-changing. I am also wholly grateful to the many colleagues at the school who help to provide the young people with these opportunities. I was also proud to see Olutunmise Ashaye, who left Bancroft’s last summer, receive his Gold DofE Award at the Palace on the same day.’