Loyal monarchists may have seen the Queen on display this week paying her respects to her late husband Prince Philip who passed away in 2021 in the United Kingdom. One of his lasting legacies is the eponymous Duke of Edinburgh Awards (founded in the United Kingdom in 1956 and then expanded to 144 nations globally).
Four students from Mundaring Christian College (MCC) received these Duke of Edinburgh awards this week in an assembly for secondary students at the Parkerville campus.
Mr Ray Hockley (Dean of Year 7 & 8) proudly presented the awards to the students, who were setting a historical precedent for MCC.
“These students are making history as the first Mundaring Christian College students to receive their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards. This internationally recognised award is designed to develop the character of our young people as they take risks, demonstrate commitment, and explore the world around them,” said Mr Hockley.
The following students were presented their awards by the Head of Senior School, Mr. Tim Oates in front of the Year 10 students.
- Brendon E. (Year 10)
- Layla C. (Year 10)
- Paige L. (Year 10)
- Crystal C. (Year 12)
Mundaring Christian College is committed to offering this program to any students over the age of 14 years of age, so we should expect to see many more recipients of these awards in the future.