On Wednesday 15th June, we had the great pleasure to present The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award at Bronze Level to our students in Year 10. We had 45 students who achieved the award, which is amazing, given the amount of work and effort that each pupil needs to put into the award in order to finish it.
We started the ceremony with an address from one of our DofE Leaders, Pedro Rodriguez Hernández, who talked about the benefits of the award for students. This was followed by a talk from our DofE Coordinator, Joseph Short, who went through the development of the award at both ELIS Murcia and ELIS Villamartin and also how the students can move forward with their award journey.
After this, we had two excellent students, Bea and Georgiy, who shared their experiences of the award with the parents and guests. They had some very interesting stories to tell from their DofE adventures!
Following this, the students received their award, presented by Joseph Short and our Head of Upper School, Jon Wayth. The guests were then treated to a video of the experiences of the award, created by our student, Rebecca.
Jon Wayth then gave a closing speech, reminding pupils of all the extra-curricular opportunities that are available to them and how they can make the most of all they can.
It was a wonderful ceremony and the visitors enjoyed it a lot. We look forward to the next ceremony, which will hopefully be a Silver Cohort!