On Tuesday, 30 January, the Lord Lieutenant attended Varndean High School in Brighton to join staff, family and friends to present Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Awards to some 150 students of this years Duke of Edinburgh intake.
This year was the biggest cohort in the school’s history and they currently have 67 of the Bronze Award winners signed up to go on to complete their Silver Award.
The Lord Lieutenant said “Alison Browning (Teacher in charge) and her team do a fantastic job, giving up so much of their spare time to ensure these young people gain so much that they just wouldn’t learn in the classroom. The young recipients gain so much in personal development and are a terrific example of good citizenship. All of them have stretched themselves, learned new skills and have been very involved in the local community. It was a great pleasure to present the awards and be part of such an uplifting evening, and to have the opportunity to thank all of the staff and helpers for their total commitment to our young people ”.