On 17th November, 4 ODs went to St James’s Palace to be presented with their Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards. Ayako Niina (Mead, 2014), Matt Wheeler (Dale, 2013), Livi Abbott (Shelburne, 2012) and Jonty Strachan (Field, 2006) were all awarded their certificates by Richard Whincup, Lecturer at Hartpury College and Gold Award holder, on behalf of HRH the Earl of Wessex. He told them, “Very many congratulations. I know exactly what you’ve been through, it’s a very proud achievement so well done. You’ve developed yourself, skills for your future”.