I was honoured to be invited to speak at the Duke of Edinburgh Awards presentations at the Thomas Deacon Academy in Peterborough.

I had the pleasure of being invited to speak at the Duke of Edinburgh Awards at The Thomas Deacon Academy tonight.
It was an honour to speak and then present awards alongside the mayor to some inspirational people.

TDA is a pioneering academy with well over 2,000 students and high standards and great accomplishments, so it was fantastic to be given the opportunity to further inspire these already aspiring students to continue aiming high and believing in themselves.

It was a pleasure working with the DofE team to help deliver a great presentation for the evening.

“Darren it was a pleasure to have you at our Duke of Edinburgh Awards Presentation evening, you enthused parents, students and staff with your extreme adventure stories and the challenges you have undertook over the past few years. The talk was motivational and inspirational to our students, ‘Take the next step’ a powerful statement that linked superbly with our push on having a ‘Growth Mind-set’ something at the Academy we are instilling into our students on a daily basis, move to the next challenge.  Students have been to see me this morning asking about a foreign expedition, you have broaden horizons and truly inspired students to ‘Take the next step’, immediate impact.

Great stuff.”

Colm McCloskey

Head of Wellbeing.

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