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The President’s Award


The President’s Award has been running in South Africa since 1983 and at Somerset College since 2010. It takes its inspiration from the internationally recognized Duke of Edinburgh Award, which was set up in 1956. The Award consists of three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. To complete each level a participant has to complete a sport, learn a skill, perform community service and complete an outdoor journey.

The purpose of the Award is to provide Somerset College students with a structure that will help them grow personally and collectively. Although many of the activities are already part of the school programme, participants are expected to make their own plans when it comes to community service and be organised in updating and submitting record sheets.

The Award is not dependent on sporting or academic ability, nor is it a competition. It requires a desire to strive for personal growth, an ability to commit to a particular task for an appropriate length of time and the self-discipline to complete and submit the information as required by the President’s Award.

To download an application form, please click on this link President’s Award Enrolment Form

For more information about this programme, contact Patrick Cordery at


Grade 12: Harry Frew, Katie Harries

Dominique Walls (Old Oak)

Victoria Brakhoff (Old Oak)


Grade 12:  Kira Curtin,  Suné Oosthuizen

Grade 11:  Noa Brawermann, Ethan Ganz

Nikita Huber (Old Oak)


Grade 9:  Sadie Geard



Annabel Gilfillan (OA)


Nicholas Pretorius

Caitlin Putterill


Troy Curtin

Jemma Boettger

Michaela Falkenberg


Luke Heroldt

Dayle Combrinck


Victoria Still