Axminster headteacher’s Buckingham Palace invite

Axe Valley Academy head Steve Green receives the D of E certificate from new 'bake off' judge Pru L

Axe Valley Academy head Steve Green receives the D of E certificate from new 'bake off' judge Pru Leith. - Credit: Archant

Steve Green is presented with The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme Licensed Centre certificate by Prue Leith

Axe Valley Academy headteacher Steve Green was invited to Buckingham Palace this week.

He was there on Wednesday (May 24) to receive a Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme Licensed Centre certificate.

In the presence of Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philip and Prince Edward, Mr Green joined hundreds of young people achieving their Gold Awards to receive the certificate that recognises that the school can now verify awards as an official D of E Centre.

A number of celebrity presenters were at the event and Mr Green was presented with his certificate by leading chef and new ‘Bake Off’ judge Prue Leith.


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Dozens of students complete Duke of Edinburgh Awards every year at Axe Valley Academy.

To complete an award, students must complete volunteering, physical and skills sections along with taking part in an expedition.

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Mr Green said: “I am delighted that we can play our part in encouraging young people to take part in this fantastic award programme.

“Having been part of the award scheme myself as a student, I know how valuable the experiences are and what a difference it can make to an individual’s confidence whilst at the same time giving something back to the community.”

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