DofE Recognition For Eastbourne College

Wednesday 25th May 2016

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The Duke of Edinburgh Award Centre Manager for Eastbourne College has been a guest at Buckingham Palace.

Dan Tebay attended the 2016 DofE Gold Award presentations in the Palace gardens along with former pupil and Gold Award recipient, Padrick Bloor and Wargrave House matron, Paula Thorpe.

The event, which is usually held at St James’ Palace, was moved to Buckingham Palace this year to celebrate the diamond annivsary of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. The presentations took place in the presence of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT, HRH The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO and HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO.

The awards for the East/West Sussex and Brighton and Hove region were presented by comedian and impressionist Alistair McGowan. After the formal introductions Mr McGowan spoke to the guests and treated them a few of his famous impressions.

As well as presenting certificates to the Gold Award recipients, Mr McGowan presented Mr Tebay with a plaque for the College which recognises its special status as a D of E Licensed Organisation. Following the presentations, the Earl of Wessex spoke with many of the award winners and their supporters.

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