On Tuesday 21st January we were delighted that Zack Solomon became the first JCoSS student to be presented with his Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. This was presented at a prestigious JLGB event by the Israeli Ambassador, Michael Taub. During the evening students from across the Jewish Community around the United Kingdom were recognised for their achievements and were able to meet HRH The Earl of Wessex , the Chief Rabbi and the Israeli Ambassador. Students from JCoSS 6th form Harry Ferner-Cornhouse and Sam Masters were also awarded their Bronze awards which they achieved at their previous Schools. This achievement will soon be matched by the other participants in Year 10 once they have completed logging their work on eDofE. If students need support with this, I am more than happy to help them. Next week will also see the launch of the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for Year 9 students, with over 60 students signed up, which we are pleased to see.
I am immensely grateful to have the support this year of Mr Macaulay, Mrs Beale, Mr Walker, Miss Rosshandler and Mr Fernandez all of whom are either supporting the delivery of training or expeditions. We learned that DofE with JLGB has grown 567% in the last 5 years and JCoSS is now part of this success.
Long may it continue!