A Royal date with the golden touch for Sergeant Emma Asquith


Hundreds of young achievers from across the UK have a date in the prestigious setting of St. James’s Palace on 30th November 2011, including Sergeant Emma Asquith from Beverley.

Sergeant Emma Asquith is an adult leader in Humberside and South Yorkshire Army Cadet Force and this is where she achieved her Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.  She traveled to London on 30th November 2011 to receive her certificate from the DofE’s Patron and Founder – HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

The Gold Award Presentation (GAP) is a celebration and recognition of Emma’s achievements in completing her Gold DofE programme.  The GAP is a unique event and a fitting culmination to mark the hard work, determination and perseverance required.

Emma worked tirelessly through the five sections of her DofE programme over 18 months to achieve her Gold Award.  Her diverse activities included managing the detachment accounts, teaching a range of subjects from a progressive military syllabus to the cadets at the detachment and also participating in fitness activities whilst completing a CYQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing. Throughout their DofE, Emma was able to prove themselves to be a great team leader and an effective decision maker.

Emma said of their experience “Completing the Gold DofE award has helped improve my understanding of the award scheme and this will allow me to pass on first-hand experiences and knowledge to the cadets at the detachment”

These experiences show what an impact doing your DofE can have, and can develop the
skills needed for life.  Emma’s Gold Award has helped her to secure a job teaching at a local college, a career which she has always aspired to achieve.  

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