Gold Standard President's Award - St Andrew's College

Gold Standard President’s Award

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Aug 8, 2019
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Gold Standard President’s Award

The following St Andrew’s College pupils have completed the bronze and silver standard of the President’s Award.

  • Dylan Voogt                          –           Bronze
  • Ayomide Israel-Akinbo        –         Silver
  • Africa Matshingana             –           Silver


Dylan Voogt                             Ayomide Israel-Akinbo     Africa Matshingana

Andrew Jelley has achieved the Gold Standard of the President’s Award, which is affiliated with the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

Andrew has been actively involved in the service component and he has completed 72 hours of community service over the past 18 months. These hours extended over a variety of areas, namely;

  • helping to prepare and serve food at the Nosh food rescue kitchen
  • assisting at the SPCA and Johannesburg Zoo; and
  • helping with litter pick-ups around Grahamstown.

Andrew’s sport component was participating in the rugby and cricket clubs at school.

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

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

  • Helped at a youth skills centre where they assisted the students with various craft and woodwork skills;
  • Spent two mornings helping at a local shelter in Cradock. This was a most rewarding experience for all the boys, as they helped to prepare and serve lunch for the visitors, which was, for many of the guests, their only guaranteed meal that day.
  • Andrew also spent a day at the Mountain Zebra National Park where he was involved with litter pick-ups around the park.

Andrew’s skill was his involvement in Cadets and obtaining his learner driver’s license.

Congratulations to these pupils.