Transition to Therfield from Year 6

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Closure Update - 2nd April

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School Band Performance

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Fox Grove - Therfield Sports Facility

We are excited to share with you that after many months of planning the Department for Education h...

  • Transition to Therfield from Year 6

  • Closure Update - 2nd April

  • Sixth Form Application Now Open

  • School Band Performance

  • Fox Grove - Therfield Sports Facility

 

Mrs Pickett had the unexpected honour of attending the Gold Award Presentation at St James’ Palace on Wednesday 25th March as the guest of Rory Kent (Head boy 2013 – 14).

The day dawned sunny and after arriving early enough for a photo stop outside Buckingham Palace (where’s my ‘selfie stick’) we were waiting to enter the Palace.  St James’ Palace Is not open to the general public, so it is a real privilege to be in the state rooms.  More and more award holders arrived, then two familiar faces, Liam Hosking and Nicholas Ashurst were collecting their awards too.

We were in the Queen Anne room and had the gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold as our guest speaker, she was inspirational as we waited for the Duke of Edinburgh to speak with the young people.

Prince Philip took his time as he met and spoke with the young people present, congratulating them on the effort required to achieve this prestigious award, before certificates were presented and we emerged back into the spring sunshine.

 

I am always in awe of the commitment and tenacity shown by young people who achieve the Gold Duke of Edinburgh award and to be in a room full of award holders is a pleasure.  To have three of Therfield’s students present, who between then have totalled up over 400 hours of community service, physical endeavour and skill, not to mention the many kilometres of mountainous walking, blisters and rain, is a humbling experience.

 

Rory – thank you for giving me this opportunity, I am proud to have been a small part of your (and many other’s) D of E journey.