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Charlie Germany receives Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

A former student of Stamford School has gained a coveted Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.

The award was presented to the teenager last week at St James Palace by Prince Edward.

Charlie Germany, 18, began his D of E journey when he was in year ten at school, he completed his bronze, followed by his silver the following year.

Mum Nikki Germany recalled: “For bronze, he trekked in Derbyshire for two days.

“Silver was three days and nights trekking in Derbyshire, and Gold was four days and nights in the Lake

She continued: “His 12 month activity for his Gold was swimming, for
which he had to train and take part in races as part of the Stamford School swimming team.

“His skill for Gold was learning to drive, also a 12 month commitment and his volunteering was carried out over 18 months and comprised of supervising and teaching the younger cadets in navy section of the school’s Combined Cadet

Nikki added her son, who began studying philosophy at Nottingham University in September, is no stranger to trekking as he spent a
month trekking around Africa with school, aged just 16, and Costa Rico last year -
all financed entirely by himself.

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