St Mary’s pupils dedicate almost 1500 hours to DofE volunteering
St Mary’s students have received a special certificate in recognition of the commitment they have shown to their Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) volunteering. In the past twelve months, students have invested almost 1500 hours of their time to give back to the local community.
As part of their Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards, St Mary’s pupils accumulated 1456 hours of volunteering between April 2021 and March 2022 – time that has an estimated social value of £6726.72. Volunteering is an essential part of the DofE programme, and students were able to make a positive impact on their local communities, while learning new skills and discovering that their contribution can be a huge force for good.
Headmistress, Charlotte Avery, commented:
“This is an incredible achievement by our pupils and we are extremely proud of their hard work and unwavering commitment. This certificate acts as a reminder of the sterling effort our girls have put in to giving back to the local community. Congratulations to all of the students and staff who supported them to help make this happen.”
Find out more about DofE at St Mary's here.