FORTY-FOUR students from Wadham School were recently honoured in receiving their Duke of Edinburgh Awards at an annual ceremony.

The event was held at Westlands Leisure Complex in Yeovil and saw a great number of pupils picking up bronze and silver awards.

A spokesman for the Crewkerne school said: “Wadham staff are delighted with the commitment by students on the programme.

“The students qualified for the award through a combination of expeditions, presentations and community volunteering.

“Ed Pratt gave an inspiring speech at the ceremony about his amazing round the world uni-cycle challenge to the student award winners from across the South Somerset area.”

Staff lead of Duke of Edinburgh, Chris Farmer and Libby Davison, said, “Wadham School looks forward to continued success with this award at Bronze and Silver level and is grateful for the huge support received from the local community.

“We are delighted at the determination and initiative of our Wadham 6th form who have gained bursaries to support their gold expedition in the coming months.

“We look forward to continued success with the Duke of Edinburgh programme at Wadham for years to come.”

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, is a youth programme founded in 1956 by Prince Philip.