Visit of Ruth Marvel, CEO of DoE
We were pleased to welcome Ruth Marvel, the new CEO of the Duke of Edinburgh organization, to the College on Wednesday this week. Ruth is a former student of the College, and used to live in Semington, so for her the visit was also a trip down memory lane.
Ruth and her two colleagues from DoE were shown around college by five members of year 10, who completed their bronze awards this year and are now doing their silver. They showed the visitors some photographs of their expedition and spoke about their experiences doing the award. Our visitors were highly impressed with our students, and with the purposeful atmosphere of the College.
The DoE award is a fantastic way for students to learn many of the ‘out of classroom’ skills that will equip them for life, and will, in the words of our Mission statement, let them “achieve their potential and become equipped for an adult life of service to others.”
Thank you to Miss Charlaine Richards, our DoE coordinator, and all our other staff and volunteers, whose commitment and hard work are essential to providing this opportunity to the students.