Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme expeditions go ahead

Despite the five-month break we are pleased to report that the sign up for the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme this term has been stronger than ever which is against the UK trend.

Over the recent Field Days, twenty-nine pupils completed their Silver assessment expedition under new guidelines allowing them to achieve the full Silver Award. Map reading, walking, pitching a tent and being able to prepare food is still within the assessment. Twelve Year 13 pupils completed their Gold practice. Their four-day assessment expedition will take place during this half term break and a direct entry Gold L6 group completed their training expedition.