A Royal Invitation to Buckingham Palace

Members of The Arthur Terry School were royally invited to a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, London, on 16 May, 2016. This prestigious event was to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, a long established award many of our students have received over the years. Head teacher of Arthur Terry, Richard Gill, was accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh lead staff, Paul Withey and Helen Oglesby, to receive a plaque celebrating the success of our licensed center at Arthur Terry. The duke himself also attended this unique event, alongside other famous faces and names. Paul Withey, leader of the Duke of Edinburgh team said: “We met the Duke of Edinburgh himself and rubbed shoulders with the Count and Countess of Wessex, as well as a wide range of other celebrities.” This exciting trip reiterated the hard work the Arthur Terry School has put in to make the DofE awards possible for so many students. The effort put in by the staff has been especially important for the students achieving the success they have over many years. From bronze, to silver, and finally to gold, the Arthur Terry team have supported these children throughout their DofE journey. The Annual Awards ceremony took place on 2 March, 2016, commemorating the wonderful achievements of ex and former students completing their awards. Congratulations to all staff and students taking part in this year’s DofE experience!