A FORMER King Edward VI student has been awarded the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award at a ceremony at St James’ Palace.
Amy Donegan, 19, from Finningham, has spent the last five years earning the bronze, silver and gold awards.
She was presented her award by entrepeneur and explorer Tim Moss on November 8.
To earn her Duke of Edinburgh award, Amy took part in months of voluntary work both locally and abroad.
She recently spent seven weeks in India helping to build an elephant-proof fence around a vulnerable village.
Amy said it was a relief to have finally completed it.
She said: “It feels really good to get the gold award - a lot of people do not end up finishing it.
“I started it in year nine, about five years ago, although most people won’t do all three awards.
“The Duke of Edinburgh attended the event at St James’ Palace he was talking to us and our parents about what we have had to do to get the award.
“I hope it will help me in the future in getting a job after university.”