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Gold award for Miss Ward

BVC teacher Rachel Ward has made many treks in all sorts of weathers as a Duke of
Edinburgh award leader – but thankfully her latest expedition was a little more glamorous, visiting
Buckingham Palace to receive her own gold Duke of Edinburgh award.

She said: ”It was definitely a day to remember. I met Prince Edward Earl of Wessex, Louis Smith and
the Ice Maidens who are attempting to be the first all-female group to cross Antarctica unaided.

“The grounds of the Palace are extensive and we spent hours exploring with other award
holders sharing stories of our expeditions.

“For my award I became involved with amateur dramatics, community projects and worked in
Slovakia with young people.”

Georgraphy teacher Rachel has worked her way through the DofE award scheme during school and
university – and now leads the Bassingbourn Village College students through their own DofE
challenges.

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