Congratulations to our Year 10 Bronze Award Duke of Edinburgh students and to our Year 11 Silver Awards Duke of Edinburgh students.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is an opportunity for students to discover new interests and talents and it is also a tool to develop essential skills for life and work. Students have fun, make new friends and improve their self-esteem whilst growing in confidence. This helps students gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive. The award is a recognised mark of achievement, and it enhances CVs and university/job applications because it is very well respected by further education establishments and employers.
There are four sections that students must complete for the award; helping the community; becoming fitter; developing new skills; and planning and training for an expedition with an overnight stay.
Twenty three Year 10 students completed their Bronze award starting with a practice expedition within Farthing Downs and our local area, and then completed their qualifying in an expedition from Gatton Bottom to Box Hill. Mr Ward congratulated our students and presented them with their certificates and badges.
Nine Year 11 students completed their Silver award last year and each received their certificate and badge at our Celebration Evening just before half term.
All four sections of both awards were completed to very high standards and we are so very proud of every student who took part.
Miss Lynch and Miss Perkin