Former Ley’s pupil, Pascal Green has been awarded a Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at a prestigious ceremony held this week at St. James’s Palace.
A Royal date with the golden touch for Pascal Green
Pascal, son of Ubisense CEO Richard Green, who earlier this week was awarded the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, achieved his gold award at the Ley’s School Cambridge, where he studied until last June, and prior to starting at Loughborough University, where he is studying Mechanical Engineering.
Pascal took time out from studying to travel to London to receive his certificate from the DofE’s Patron and Founder – HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
The Gold Award Presentation (GAP) is a celebration and recognition of Pascal’s achievements in completing his Gold DofE programme. The GAP is a unique event and a fitting culmination to mark the hard work, determination and perseverance required.
Pascal worked tirelessly through the five sections of her DofE programme over number of months to achieve his Gold Award. His diverse activities included canoeing along the length of the river Thames, home help and many field based activities .Throughout his DofE, Pascal was able to prove himself to be a great innovative team leader and decision maker.
Pascal said of his experience “I have really enjoyed the DofE programme. It has really helped me to appreciate great team work, and taught me great leadership skills, which have inspired me to set up my own company Premium SEO – helping companies with website optimisation and maximising return on their on-line investment”
- The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award was founded in 1956 by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh who remains the Patron. HRH The Earl of Wessex is a Trustee.
- Over 275,000 young people were taking part in DofE programmes in the UK, supported by 400 partner organisations and over 50,000 adult volunteers from all walks of life. Around 12% of participants are experiencing significant disadvantage.
- Last year over 182,000 young people started a DofE programme, an increase of 9% from
the previous year.
- 71,224 achieved a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, an increase of 7% from last year: Bronze: 46,466, Silver: 17,681, Gold: 7,077
- In total, over 4.3 million people have participated in DofE programmes and achieved almost 1.9 million Awards in the UK since 1956.
- Through the volunteering part of their programme, young people give their free time to society with a value of over £18.5million per year.
- A survey, commissioned by the United Learning Trust, with major employers, found that a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is valued more than work experience when selecting employees.
- The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a Registered Charity No 1072490 and in Scotland
No SC038254 and a Royal Charter Corporation RC000806.
- The DofE is run in over 120 countries worldwide, highlighting how the DofE can truly transcend boundaries of race, language, ethnicity and culture.
- Further information can be found at www.DofE.org
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