GHS awarded Social Value Certificate

At GHS, our aims are embedded firmly into the school’s culture. Through them, pupils are encouraged to become responsible citizens, develop the resilience to cope with adversity and furthermore, develop the confidence to take risks. These aims in particular are explored through the Duke of Edinburgh Award; where every year, pupils sign up to discover new interests and acquire essential skills for their future beyond GHS.

Despite the challenges we have faced as a population, in true GHS spirit, the pupils overcame and conquered and continued to complete their individual DofE journeys. From volunteering in the community, to helping the environment, developing new skills or even training for an expedition; we were delighted to be informed that 83 pupils received an award for the 2019-20 academic year, with nearly one third of these being Gold Awards.

Whilst pupils had to work separately this year to complete their DofE awards, they collectively achieved something wonderful. Due to their hard work, determination and resilience, Guildford High School has been awarded the Social Value Certificate – recognising the 2,340 voluntary service hours, donated to the local community by our DofE participants. To add to this fantastic achievement, 2,223 hours were also spent improving physical fitness and 1,144 hours were spent learning new skills.

Congratulations to all of our Duke of Edinburgh pupils for achieving their awards as individuals and collectively as a school community. What a wonderful piece of news to end our academic year on!