Pupils meet Countess on her fundraiser

Pupils from the Giles Academy meet The Countess of Wessex. Photo: supplied
Pupils from the Giles Academy meet The Countess of Wessex. Photo: supplied

Students from the Giles Academy in Old Leake have met The Countess of Wessex during her effort to raise money for the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.

Her Royal Highness is taking part in the Diamond Challenge - where individuals and groups set their own goal to raise funds as part of the project’s 60th anniversary.

The Countess is biking from the Palace of Holyrood in Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace and stopped off in Lincoln on Friday. Here she met with the pupils from Giles, which is considered a success story in terms of the DofE.

Giles Academy has been delivering the scheme for more than 12 years, and over the last three, 396 of its young people have achieved an award. All of the Year 10 students participate in the Bronze Award.

The money raised by the Countess and the DofE Diamond Challenge will enable more young people to start the scheme, including those from disadvantaged or vulnerable backgrounds.

To sponsor the Countess of Wessex, visit The Countess’ Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/Countess-of-Wessex

To find out more about the Diamond Challenge visit twww.DofEDiamondChallenge.org)