Celebrating the President's Award - St Andrew's College

Celebrating the President’s Award

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Celebrating the President’s Award

Duncan Meldrum has achieved the Gold Standard of the President’s Award.


Duncan has been actively involved in the service component and he has completed 77 hours of community service over the past 18 months. These hours extended over a variety of areas, namely;

  • helping at various school events such as the river mile, the interhouse gala and the Pipe band highland gathering;
  • helping with Good Shepherd service clubs and 24-4-smiley;
  • litter pick-ups around Grahamstown and
  • Duncan served as a member on the environmental committee.

Duncan’s sport component was rugby and he has been a member of the rugby club from u14 – u16 level and he is a good wing and excellent finisher.

The Grade 10 John Jones Fish River Journey qualified as his Adventurous component of the award.

Duncan completed the residential project in Cradock over the April Holidays earlier this year and he was involved in various outreach activates, such as:


  • Helping for a day at a youth skills centre where they helped the students with various craft and woodwork skills;
  • Visited and had tea with the elderly at a retirement village;
  • Spent two mornings helping at Vukasebenza shelter. This was a most rewarding and valuable experience as they helped restore the food benches and helped to prepare and serve the lunches;
  • He also spent a day at the Mountain Zebra National Park and helped with litter pick-ups around the park.

Duncan’s skill was his involvement in the SAC film club where he has been a committed member and shown a keen interest in film language and themes.

Oliver Rose has completed the Bronze Standard of the President’s Award.