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BSK celebrates Duke of Edinburgh Award winners
May 8, 2017, 12:33 pm

The British School of Kuwait (BSK) hosted its annual Duke of Edinburgh International Award (IA) ceremony at the Shakespeare Theatre for Bronze, Silver and Gold award winners for 2016/17. Presented by the charismatic Sixth Form students Sayed Almoosawy and Meral Al-Shair, parents and honoured guests watched high quality presentations, speeches and videos summarising the year’s events.

The 60 BSK participants in attendance were also fortunate to have their awards presented by the first Arab to climb the highest mountains on all seven continents, Zed Al Refai. Group Captain Finlay McLean, Defence Attaché at the British Embassy, was guest speaker and joined Zed with the presentation of awards.

The evening illustrated the IA becoming further embedded within the BSK community and with expeditions for the Gold, Silver and Bronze Award students completed to Sri Lanka, Cyprus and the UAE respectively, the achievements accomplished were outstanding. 

It was highlighted that over KD5000 has been raised and sent to the Dhading region of Nepal to help with the damage caused in the 2015 earthquake. BSK are continuing their partnership with Nepal and its children by supporting the fundraising activities for a new earthquake resistant school building.

In his address, Group Captain McLean spoke warmly on the theme of leadership in the community and Mr Zed Al Refai also provided anecdotes from his own expeditions and inspiration and encouragement to the students to ‘reach for the sky’ with their ambitions. Combined with praise for the students and their accomplishments, this was an enjoyable end to the evening and another successful year of the Duke of Edinburgh IA at BSK.


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