Back

GAP – St James’s Palace – 5 December 2018

Gold Award Presentation at St James's Palace on 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 – Central England

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 – Central England

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 – Central England

Presenter – Vijay Shah, Aerospace Engineer and Explorer

 

Picture Gallery – Central England

Presenter – Kenton Cool, Adventurer

 


 

Afternoon Presentation

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

 

Throne Room – Vinci/ Army Cadet Force/ National Operating Authorities

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 – Central England

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

 

Queen Anne Room – North of England

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 – North of England

Presenter – Richard Harpham, Adventurer, Coach

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

 

In order to view our website, you need to upgrade your browser. Please consider the following options.


Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox

Internet Explorer