Four outstanding students at Britannica International School, Budapest have successfully earned the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. They are the first students in Hungary to achieve this.
Our heartfelt congratulations to Fanni, Angus, Kevin, and Zwyu for their remarkable achievement.
The Duke of Edinburgh program is renowned for cultivating essential skills including leadership, teamwork, and communication. The journey to the Gold Award entails rigorous physical challenges, a substantial amount of volunteering, and the acquisition of a new skill. For this cohort of outstanding students, activities undertaken on the road to gold include tutoring younger students, a science summer camp, fencing, piano playing, a Hungarian language and culture summer school and learning Mandarin.
Fanni, Angus, Kevin and Zeyu were presented with their Gold Award certificates at a grand celebration at the Residence of the British Ambassador to Hungary. Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy, Mr Andrew Davidson welcomed the students' families, teaching staff, Principal Neil McGarry and Orbital Education Regional Head of the School, Karl Wilkinson to celebrate the students' achievement.
During the event, the award-winning students gave a detailed, informative and very entertaining presentation about the various sections of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh International Award programme. Mr Davidson then praised them for their exceptional dedication, commitment and resilience and presented them with their Gold Award certificates and highly prized, gold pins.