The British School of Kuwait (BSK) hosted its annual Duke of Edinburgh International Award (IA) Ceremony. The 60 BSK participants in attendance had their awards presented by the first Arab to climb the highest mountains on all seven continents, Zed Al Refai, Group Captain Finlay McClean, Defence Attaché for the British Embassy and BSK’s Director, Madame Vera MBE.
The evening illustrated the IA becoming further embedded within the school community and with expeditions for the Gold, Silver and Bronze Award students completed to Sri Lanka, Cyprus and the UAE respectively.
Over KD5000 had been raised and sent to the Dhading region of Nepal to help with the damage caused in the 2015 earthquake. BSK will also be helping by funding a new earthquake resistant school building.
During the course of the event, the guests and members of the BSK IA community were shown a presentation from Group Captain McClean on his understanding of leadership and community.
Mr. Al Refai also provided anecdotes from his own expeditions and encouraged the students to succeed in their ambitions.