Three former students received their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards from the Governor-General at a ceremony held in Auckland on July 9. Virginia Megson (2016) and Hannah Rahman (2016) attended with their families. Matthew Milner (2011) (left) also completed his Gold Award and is currently working overseas.
The Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy presented each student with their award and had a chat about what they had done to in order to achieve it.
In her speech, Dame Patsy said “This award ceremony is well deserved recognition for a challenge completed … there’s a great feeling of satisfaction that the moment has finally come when all the hard work and time spent has paid off.”
Achieving the Gold Award is a huge achievement, taking at least a year of commitment to serving the community, meeting new challenges and working with others. Congratulations to all recipients.
Mr Andy Belson, Teacher in Charge of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award programme at MAGS.