Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze and Silver Award Presentation, by Sofia Antunes Trabuco

On Tuesday 27 November at the Bicester School there was yet again another well-deserved Duke of Edinburgh’s Award evening filled with joyous smiles and laughter from both the Bronze and Silver Award participants and their parents.

The Lecture Theatre was filled to the brim with delighted parents and the participants, who had taken time and effort out of school hours to complete this distinguished award. The badges and certificates were presented by our DofE Operation Officer south-east region, Alison Moor, our school’s DofE manager, Mrs Brady, and one of our DofE assessors, Jim. On receiving the award each of us said what our lasting memory of the Duke of Edinburgh’s award was and it was clear that many of us had the expeditions high on our list.

Alison said a few heart-warming words about the commitment, persistence and personal development that we as students have demonstrated along our journey.

Our Assistant Head Mrs Claire Shepherd, who also spoke, recognized that we were leading ourselves towards having successful lives in the future.

Mrs Brady was surprised and delighted when she was presented with an inscribed glass vase as thanks for the 15 years she has been running the award at The Bicester School.

The evening concluded with a time for friends and parents to chat.

Generously, our parents donated £53.60 to Cancer Research for which we were collecting.

Written by Sofia Antunes Trabuco Year 10

Ambassador for DofE at The Bicester School

Bronze Participants

Silver Participants and Assessors

Mrs Brady Being Presented with a Glass Vase


Non uniform day on Friday 14 December for all students who have ensured they have received the minimal number of C’s for the last two to three weeks. Year 11 mocks exams results assembly 8 January View timetable here.