Award first for Monkton pupils

By Observer Reporter in Education

Four students at Monkton Priory School have received their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award.

They are the first students from the school to do so.

Mandrow Jones, Abby Jones, Britney Lovell and Dylan Jones were presented with their awards by Pembrokeshire County Council leader Clr. David Simpson, a great supporter of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme having earned his gold award 45 years ago!

To achieve the accolade, the students had to cover a variety of skills including cooking, gardening, orienteering and undertaking community work.

“Winning this award is a great achievement and I’m very pleased for them,” said Priory project teacher Claire Arnold.

“Working towards it has boosted their confidence, made them more mature and it’s had a positive effect on attendance.

“They’re even talking about doing the Silver award now so it’s been a really positive experience for them all.”

Clr. Simpson added: “I’m thrilled for them. Earning a Duke of Edinburgh award is no small feat, it takes a lot of work and dedication and hopefully I’ll be on hand to present more awards to them in the future.”

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