Gold Award Presentation at St James's Palace Wednesday 5 December 2018

541 young people collected their Gold Award Certificates on Wednesday 5 December at St James’s Palace in the presence of HRH The Earl of Wessex.

Morning Presentation

Guest Presenters left to right:
Vijay Shah, Martha Collison, Kenton Cool, Holly Budge

Throne Room
Presenter – Holly Budge, Adventurer, Conservationist, Speaker

“Think big, dream bigger. Go and climb your Everest, whatever that may be. Good luck and congratulations once again!”

Entrée Room
Presenter – Martha Collison, Baker

“I have so much admiration for you as Gold Award holders. The DofE teaches you to pursue your passions and I am really excited to see the things you go on to do in your lives.”

Queen Anne Room
Presenter – Vijay Shah, Aerospace Engineer and Explorer

Picture Gallery
Presenter – Kenton Cool, Adventurer

Afternoon Presentation

Guest Presenters left to right:
Richard Harpham, Lizzy Yarnold OBE, Holly Budge, Ashley Palmer-Watts

Throne Room
Presenter – Lizzy Yarnold OBE, Former Skeleton Racer

“Today is a huge celebration but it’s not the end; it’s the start of the next chapter and I hope you go on to even tougher challenges. A big congratulation to you all, what you’ve done is nothing less than awesome and a huge achievement.”

Entrée Room
Presenter – Ashley Palmer-Watts, Chef Director, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Queen Anne Room
Presenter – Holly Budge, Adventurer, Conservationist, Speaker

“This is a huge achievement. I’m sure you found a passion through doing your DofE so make sure you nurture that passion and climb your Everest whatever that may be.”

Picture Gallery
Presenter – Richard Harpham, Adventurer, Coach

“It’s easy to look ahead and plan, but it’s only when you look behind that you realize how far you have come. It is all about the journey.”