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Making history and earning gold

| November 4, 2010

On Tuesday 21 September 2010, a group of six boys made history for Bishops Diocesan College. They are the first recipients of a Gold Award for their involvement in the President’s Award programme.

At that level, the boys have had to complete at least 72 hours of service, participate in both a skill and a sport, and undertake an expedition and a residential project – all of which took one-and-a-half years. Some of the activities included an educational exchange; learning first aid to serve Bishops every weekend during the rugby season; completing their International Computer Driving Licence; playing cricket, hockey and rugby; being part of the Global Issues Network (GIN) and Interact; learning and playing an instrument; and singing.

The recipients of a Gold Award for their involvement in the President’s Award from Bishops Diocesan College

The very deserving boys are Christopher Molteno, Kieran McLeod, Rowan Nicholls, Hannes du Toit, James Rule and Mark Austin. The ceremony was held at the British High Commissioner’s residence and was attended by dignitaries from all scopes of life, including Dr Nicola Brewer, the British High Commissioner; Minister Pravin Gordhan, representing President Jacob Zuma who is now the new Patronin-Chief of the Award; Patricia de Lille, MEC for Social Development; and Riaan Manser, the South African adventurer who circumnavigated the African continent by bicycle and kayaked around Madagascar alone and unaided.


Category: Summer 2010

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