Congratulations to the following Grade 12s as they have completed the requirements for The President’s Award, which is affiliated with the Duke of Edinburgh’s International award.
James MacRobert has completed the Gold standard of the President’s award.
He 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: helping at the East Cape experience and Highland Gathering; assisting at the SPCA and local litter pick-ups; and James volunteered at various NGO’s such as Sporting chance, Soil for Life and Suck It Straws (where he helped clean up along the Promenade in Cape Town).
James’s sport component was Rowing and he was actively involved in College’s Rowing club. The Grade 10 John Jones Fish River Journey qualified as his Adventurous component of the award. James’s skill was obtaining his Category R Skippers license.
James’s residential project was obtained through two organizations, Ocean Blue Foundation and the Ocean Research Conservation in Africa (ORCA) foundation in Plettenberg Bay. Both projects included four days of litter pick-ups along the coastline and monitoring seal, shark and whale activity in the area. He also completed a second residential project earlier this year in Cradock, where he spent four days helping at a variety of charities in Cradock.
James is a worthy recipient of the GOLD standard of The President’s award.