Becky secures prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award
11th April 2019

A former Rydal Penrhos pupil has secured a significant milestone as part of a prestigious outdoor education programme.

Becky Lawton, who left the school last summer, has successfully completed her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award after coming through the final stages of a strenuous assessment process.

The 19-year-old managed to secure the exceptional distinction under the expert guidance of programme co-ordinator Dr Jim Lewis to ensure she adds her name to the long list of success stories emanating from Rydal Penrhos.

In order to achieve the accolade, Becky had to take part in gruelling expeditions under testing conditions along with other candidates, and she will now attend a ceremony at a royal venue later this year with other successful pupils from across the country to receive her award.

Becky made a lasting impression at Rydal Penrhos after arriving as a Year 6 pupil in 2010, with the former pupil excelling in Art and Sport on her way to some outstanding A-level results.

The departed Sixth Former is the latest in a long line of candidates that have secured Gold from Rydal Penrhos in recent years, with Jenny Marsden, Jack Sissons, Katie Marsden, Jenny Johnson, Sara Owen and Mili Jayadeep all attaining the coveted feat.

Current Head Boy Nick Fiorita is another that has achieved the distinction and is also set for a visit to St James’ Palace for the formal ceremony.

Dr Lewis, said: “I am thrilled for Becky, who has, earlier this term, completed the final sections of the Gold DofE awards that she began with us in Year 12, and will be on her way to St James’ Palace to collect her certificates soon. Very well done.”

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