Carre’s old boy help out new pupils

John Salmon, Chairman of the Carre's Grammar School Old Carrensians' Association, presents a cheque for �250 to a group of Duke of Edinburgh Bronze students
John Salmon, Chairman of the Carre's Grammar School Old Carrensians' Association, presents a cheque for �250 to a group of Duke of Edinburgh Bronze students

A group of Duke of Edinburgh Bronze students at Carre’s Grammar School have been presented with £250 to buy equipment.

John Salmon, chairman of the school’s Old Carrensians’ Association, presented the cheque to the students just as they were departing for their two-day Qualifying Expedition to Scopwick.

Mr Salmon has fond memories himself of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, having been part of the first group at Carre’s to participate during the 1960s and achieving a Gold Award in 1963.

Mr Salmon said: “The scheme is very good for character building, especially when participating in the expedition when you have to be aware of the safety of yourself and fellow participants.

“One particular memory of my involvement is when Sir John Hunt, one of the members of the expedition who climbed Mount Everest in 1953, visited the school to present me and my fellow students with our Bronze Awards.”

Mr Salmon wished the group heading off on their expedition the very best and hoped one day they would enjoy a visit to Buckingham Palace to receive their Gold Awards.