Former and current students receive Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award

Posted on July 26, 2021

Former and current Macleans College students received their Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards last month in Auckland.

This highly prestigious award was presented by Sarah Hillary, daughter of Sir Edmund Hillary and the Governor-General, Dame Patsy Reddy.

The recipients were current Head Girl Hannah Giles (Snell House), Sanjit Ramesh Chandran (Hillary 2016 – 2020), Yunge Yu (Hillary 2016 - 2020) and Aisha Fariz (Mansfield 2015 – 2019).

To achieve the Gold level the students had to complete 52 hours of each service voluntary activity, a skill and a sport. They were required to complete a planning day, two tramps and a residential project which involved spending five days away from home developing a certain skill with unfamiliar colleagues.

Prior to receiving their Gold awards, all four students had already achieved Bronze and Silver awards. These two awards involved extensive voluntary commitment, learning a skill, a sport and taking part in tramps.

Not all students who participate in the Duke of Edinburgh programme reach Gold level, so four students from Macleans College is an outstanding achievement.