A second year mechatronics student will receive a certificate from Prince Edward after achieving a gold award in his Duke of Edinburgh.
David Pilsworth, 20, is picking up the prize at St James’s Palace in London on Monday November 17.
He said; “I’m nervous but excited at the same time.”
David completed the programme over a period of three years while at The Netherhall School in his hometown of Willingham, Cambridgeshire.
His reasons for joining were simple, stating; “I thought it would be fun and at the time I was used to walking as I went on a lot of walking trips with my family.”
There was a range of activities that he had to do including delivering newspapers to patients at a hospital, training to be a qualified archery coach, learning about birds of prey and how to fly them.
To get a gold award there are five sections you have to complete involving volunteering, improving a physical activity, planning your own expedition, develop practical and social skills and a residential section where you stay away from home completing work.
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By Clare Atkinson