City of Norwich School

CNS DofE Awards Celebration Evening

Fifty students attended the first Annual CNS Duke of Edinburgh's Awards Celebration Evening this week, to collect their Bronze and/or Silver Awards. 

The evening, which was a great success, was opened with a welcome speech by Headteacher Jo Philpott.  Guest speaker Alan Hopley, CEO of Voluntary Norfolk, talked of the volunteering sector and its valuable benefit to the community and he acknowledged the many community voluntary hours that the CNS DofE students invest into the local community. 

Maud Webster and Emily Chambers, two Gold DofE Award students, gave a presentation of their experience of taking part on the DofE programme here at CNS at Bronze, Silver and Gold level.

The evening concluded with students being presented with their certificates and pin hole badges.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award inspires and transforms the lives of young people. Achieving a DofE Award is a passport to a brighter future, valued by employers and universities. CNS is a direct licensed centre and students can achieve Bronze, Silver or Gold level.

With 136 students participating on their DofE Volunteering, Physical and Skill sections this year, it means that up to 136 hours of voluntary hours will be given on a weekly basis.

Congratulations to all involved.