Eaton Bank Academy

Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award


Congratulations to Year 13 student Charlotte Catterall who has achieved her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award – a fantastic personal achievement!

Charlotte has been working towards her Duke of Edinburgh Award since Year 10 and will now have the opportunity to go to St James’ Palace next summer to be presented with her award.

To achieve her Gold Award Charlotte completed 12 months of volunteering, challenged herself to learn how to play the drums and trained to run 10km in less than an hour.  The final part of the Gold Award assessment was the completion of a practice and assessed expedition. This involved four days of walking and four nights of camping. Charlotte commented Charlotte commented “This was the biggest challenge for me. Carrying all my equipment for the expedition in one huge rucksack proved to be a big challenge for me! We walked up Snowdon on the assessed expedition and had to walk along different terrains, which was especially hard.”

Charlotte embarked on the Duke of Edinburgh award to “push herself and do something completely out of her comfort zone”. From having heatstroke on her Bronze expedition, Charlotte has shown huge determination to succeed and benefitted hugely from the experience. Charlotte concluded, “through completing my award, I have really developed my leadership and self-motivation skills. It has helped me to realise that I can achieve anything with a bit of encouragement and motivation.”

Charlotte was joined by the following Eaton Bank Academy students who were celebrating their bronze and silver awards.

Bronze Award
Amy Davis – Year 13
Tom Graystone – Year 11
Niamh Heeran – Year 11
Carys Jones – Year 11
Charlotte Latham – Year 11
Connor Macleod – Year 11
Amelia Mansfield – Year 11
Michael McGreen – Year 11
Lucy Robinson – Year 11
Fleur Wilkinson – Year 11

Silver Award
Tom Baker – Year 12
Will Humfrey – Year 12