Golds scooped by Scoobydoo and Enid in Duke of Edinburgh awards

Scoobydoo  and Enid combined to score a big Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award success.

They were names of teams  from Collyer’s College in Horsham who successfully achieved the award after completing a challenging four-day 50-mile final expedition in the Yorkshire Dales.

James Gordon, college head of faculty for business, sport and social sciences said: “The award requires participants to learn new skills, provide a voluntary service to the local community and complete a residential for a week. The students completed a difficult practice expedition over Easter and then a gruelling qualifying expedition in the summer.” 

The class of 2015 were celebrated at Collyer’s and gave informative and entertaining presentations about their experiences to the next generation of Duke of Edinburgh students. “Team Enid” comprised Emma Eastwell, Saoirse Freeman, Hannah Bowdery and Helen Tyrrell. “Team Scoobydoo” comprised Dan Joyner, Natasha Kindgdon, Johanna Lynn and Justin Smallwood.

Saoirse Freemen said: “It has been the best experience of our lives so far.  We’ve made friends for life and will never forget the fun we shared”

Justin Smallwood said:  “We will never forget the memories made.”

The expeditions were led by Mr Gordon ably assisted by Melanie Kavanagh. The full Duke of Edinburgh programme at Collyer’s is expertly managed by Head of BTEC Sport, Dan Watson.

Mr Gordon said: “We are incredibly proud of these talented students. This is a fantastic achievement, particularly given the poor weather that they had to overcome.”

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