The grandson of a Wards River family accepted his gold Duke of Edinburgh award in Germany on November 12.
Lachlan Williams, grandson of Lorraine Bruce, was unable to attend the Australian Gold Award presentation as he was on exchange in Germany.
When the German Duke of Ed heard he was in the country, they invited him to attend their presentation in Frankfurt.
Lachlan took part in the Duke of Ed Award Scheme from 2010 to 2015, achieving the Gold Level Award at the end of 2015.
For most of 2016, Lachlan has been on his second student exchange in Bavaria, Germany.
The award ceremony was held at the Frankfurt International School, where Lachlan also took part in the discussion panel designed to promote the award scheme in Germany.
Although Lachlan didn’t go to school in the area, he has spent a large portion of his childhood on the family farm in Wards River.
The 19 year-old breeds Australian Lowline and Ausline Cattle and has won ribbons for his cattle at the Stroud, Bulahdelah, Castle Hill and Sydney Royal Easter Shows. Lachlan attended The King's School, Parramatta, finishing is Higher School Certificate (HSC) in 2015. He has won several prizes for agriculture and science, competing in the Sydney Royal Easter Show with his school and on his own.
Lachlan’s proud parents, Tim and Rachael where in Germany for the ceremony.