Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award for 12 St Columba's pupils

This week, 12 St Columba’s pupils received their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award from the Duke of Forfar at Holyrood. 

We were also delighted to learn that former St Columba’s pupil, Vicky Jack (class of 1971), presented the group with their certificates. The Gold Award requires a significant level of dedication and commitment to obtain. This involves a residential stay and a commitment of participation ranging from 12 to 18 months. 

Vicky Jack is perhaps best known as the first Scotswoman to successfully complete the Seven Summits Challenge which involves climbing the highest mountain in each of the world’s continents, including Everest. While she describes herself as a hillwalker, Vicky, who left St Columba’s in 1971, is a role model for all budding explorers and mountaineers. In fact, she started out by scaling all 277 Scottish munros.

Congratulations to all of our Gold Award achievers!

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