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School Receives DofE Commendation

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Bolton School was recently delighted to receive a certificate of achievement from the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, congratulating its pupils on delivering 9,555 hours of volunteering. Their work in the community and beyond during the period between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2022 was, the DofE reported, the equivalent, in social hours, of the value of £44,144.10. 

The certificate, which will be proudly displayed in the School said: ‘We are immensely proud of the dedication, effort and achievement of young people making an impact in their community’. 

Earlier in the Term, pupils from both Divisions enjoyed a Duke of Edinburgh Celebration Evening when girls and boys picked up their gold and silver awards. Separate assemblies have to be held to make the awards to those receiving their bronze certificates, which all Year 9 pupils achieve. This year saw 26 girls alone achieve their gold award, the highest number in recent years. 

Mr Philip Britton, Head of Foundation, congratulated the pupils on their amazing achievements in what had been very difficult circumstances. He praised them for being imaginative in completing their service, physical and skills sections of the awards.

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