Girls' school tops the chart with awards achievements

Girls' school tops the chart with awards achievements

Sophie Flowers

Girls' school tops the chart with awards achievements

Young people have celebrated their achievements at a Duke of Edinburgh Award presentation evening.

Mayor Cllr Asghar Majeed presented 91 certificates to pupils and youth group members in Maidenhead Town Hall on Thursday, November 10.

Newlands Girls School picked up the most awards in town with 13 girls going home with certificates at the ceremony, and seven others also receiving awards.

The school's awards leader Sally Vaughan said: "The variety of skills ranged from photography, cake decorating to instrumentals. Guiding, church and charity shops benefited from the girls’ efforts in the community."

She thanked the staff for giving up their own time after school to help with the awards and added: "We are very proud of this real community effort."

Cox Green Senior School and Desborough School each had seven pupils given awards, while four Claires Court Schools pupils gained recognition for their efforts.

 Of the youth groups taking part, the Youth Participation Group, which volunteers at the borough-wide Get Active Ranger sessions, took home five awards.

The Outdoor Education Project, based in Maidenhead, received 11 awards including the only gold of the evening, while the 4 Marlow Road (4MR) Youth Centre had six awards.

The DofE scheme recognises participation in volunteering, skills, physical recreation and expeditions.

See full round up in this week's Maidenhead Advertiser.

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