Founded by Prince Philip in 1956, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is recognised as a leading programme of personal development for young people anyone aged 14 to 24 which builds confidence, teamwork, and leadership and requires commitment, persistence and the ability to take on and overcome challenges.
Ethan Evans from Par, who studies A Level Maths, Physics and Chemistry, said of his Duke of Edinburgh Gold award: “It’s been rewarding and took a lot of effort and time with a lot of elements to it.” Next he hopes to go to Nottingham Trent University to study Forensic Science.
Harry Phillips from Par studies A Levels in Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, said “It’s a really good feeling. We’ve learnt teamwork, confidence and independence.”
Rosie Morley from the Camelford area studied A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Law at Truro College and is now studying Biochemistry at Cardiff University. She said of her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award “It makes it all feel worthwhile putting in the time.”
She added: “I’d definitely recommend Truro College, as it gives you the chance to be so independent and build good relationships—which are important skills to possess as you then progress further.”
David Walrond, Principal at Truro and Penwith College, said: “Warmest congratulations to Ethan, Harry and Rosie on achieving their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. It requires real commitment, resilience and teamwork. Those qualities are such assets in terms of achieving future ambitions. We wish them continued success in their further studies and careers.”