Skip to content ↓

KSHS students Party at the Palace

On Saturday 4 June 2022 three High School students were lucky enough to be in the audience for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Concert in London. The four students were chosen by DofE Coordinator Mrs Walker for their efforts to support DofE and the community during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Raluca, one of the ticket holders, is the current Robert Carre Trust DofE Prefect. She chose to take her sister with her to the concert who was also a prefect in a previous year. Her sister is a Gold recipient and Raluca hopes to complete her expedition this summer.

Mabel, another lucky recipient of a ticket, is a past student and Head Girl from KSHS. She was unable to complete her Gold expedition last year due to having ankle surgery but despite this she volunteered to assist in the completion of a DofE kit audit through the summer We hope Mabel will complete her Gold award next summer once her ankle is completely healed. Mabel took her younger sister who is doing her GCSEs with her to the concert; she is also a Gold participant.

Jenny is a past student and DofE prefect from KSHS. She completed her Gold in 2019 and recently attended Buckingham Palace to receive her award. She went from Gold participant to DofE Prefect and then to become our youngest DofE supervisor as she left to go off to university. Last season she attended 10 of the 11 expeditions held and 7 of these were back-to-back weekends. Jenny chose to take her partner with her to the concert, who is also a Gold participant. 

Mabel said: The Platinum Party at Buckingham Palace was an amazing opportunity made possible by the generosity of the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Mr Toby Dennis.  He wished young people to receive his allotted tickets, particularly those who had made a difference to the community through the Duke of Edinburgh Award.  We saw Queen, Diversity, George Ezra, Diana Ross and so many more!  It was a fantastic night!

Group photograph from left to right:

Agatha, Mabel, Jenny, Ryan, Ionia, Raluca