To begin his tour and ‘earn’ the first puzzle piece, the Prince first played an instrument with our music students. After the tune, our students give the Prince a riddle that led him to the ICT Laboratory. Here he listened to and saw a demo of a mobile application for safety that was developed by some of our students before receiving another clue and puzzle piece that sent him to the sports area to meet more students. Finally, after listening to the projects our student clubs have achieved and chatting with the students, he proceeded to the reception area.

The programme, which began with our Headmistress Mrs. Janet William-İpek’s speech, continued with HRH The Prince Edward putting together all the jigsaw pieces he had obtained. The picture that appeared was a photograph taken when HRH The Prince Edward received his own Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award from his father, HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh many years earlier.

HRH The Prince Edward, presented TBS Founder and CEO Mehmet Gültekin and Janet Williams-İpek with a decorative plate for running the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Programme at TBS on behalf of the Duke of Edinburgh team in Turkey.

In his speech he thanked all the Award Leaders that had helped the youth as part of “Duke of Edinburgh International Youth Award Programme”.

The ceremony ended with HRH The Prince Edward unveiling the plaque for the opening of our Yeniköy Primary School, which has started this year in its historical building and a plaque to commemorate his visit to the high school campus.