Pupils trip to the palace
At the palace Toni Semmence, Thomas Rabbitt and James Wood were shown to the picture gallery where the guest presenter was former athlete Phil Brown.
Now the regional director for central England for the award scheme, he gave an inspirational talk including a personal account of his achievements.
Two members of staff from the college were also invited to attend as guests.
The Duke of Edinburgh took the time for a conversation and laughter with the award recipients before meeting the other special guests.