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Manchester High School for Girls


To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Manchester High School for Girls Head Mistress, Mrs Hewitt, took a ‘DofE Diamond Challenge’ by cycling the distance of a 130mile coast to coast cycle route.

MHSG Duke of Edinburgh Diamond Challenge
Mrs Hewitt full of determination in preparation for her 130mile challengeto raise funds for the DofE charity!

Mrs Hewitt and Mr Gilkes, DofE Co-ordinator at Manchester High, recently attended the Diamond Anniversary of DofE Award event held in the Buckingham Palace Gardens. They were presented with a plaque in recognition of the School’s status as a Licensed Organisation for DofE.

Inspired by the visit, Mrs Hewitt  cycled the 130m distance on an exercise bike in school  on 21 - 22 June. 

23rd June approximately 10.30am - Mrs Hewitt passes the 60mile mark...70 to go!

She explained:

“I've seen how taking part in the DofE Award Scheme helps to transform the lives of young people so I wanted to take the Diamond Challenge to raise funds for this fantastic organisation. I regularly cycle short distances but I have never done such a long bike ride. Covering the miles was challenging but rewarding at the same time! Thank you to everyone who have supported me and the great cause.”


Mrs Hewitt has a JustGiving page where you can still donate towards this good cause:

Thank you for your support!